Gardening is now included in the curriculum for 9 - 14 year olds and BHS has been working with local primary schools. We learn from each other at brief facilitated meetings where ideas and contacts are exchanged. The Society's children's schedule and a special competition arrangement enable some focused growing and project work in the classroom which is then presented in our shows. We are grateful for the energy and enthusiasm shown by the school staff who put in their own time to ensure that learners' work is enjoyed at our shows and that we in turn can enjoy the vibrant energy that children's creativity brings. For more information about this and all our activities contact us.
Epsom College community programme
We also support gardening in schools through our involvement with the Epsom College community scheme which offers volunteer assistance both in the classroom and in gardening practice. We have negotiated a limited number of places on this scheme to assist some of our members who need help in the garden. Students volunteer an hour per week over two terms to help with gardening projects for members who are able to supervise unskilled safe garden work.