Community Horticultural Learning Programme
Join us on the community allotment to learn gardening, carpentry, and DIY.
Join us to explore Kew's collections and scientific work through hands-on gardening and creative workshops.
Based at Lion Gate, our community allotment is an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all abilities.
All Community Horticultural Learning events are open to groups and individuals who are members the Community Access Scheme (CAS) at Kew Gardens, and those who might otherwise face physical, sensory, psychological, or social barriers to visiting Kew.
All sessions are free and entry to the Gardens is included. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Monthly gardening workshops
Join us at the community allotment to participate in a hands-on gardening workshop for all abilities. Please dress appropriately for gardening. Tools and materials are provided. Booking essential.
When: First Sunday of every month 1pm to 3pm.
Online gardening activities
Learn how to make a kokedama (moss ball) or grow basil on your windowsill.
Hone your DIY skills and build your confidence at our monthly carpentry workshops for all abilities. These sessions focus on mental health recovery and wellbeing.
Please dress for the outdoors. Tools and materials are provided. Booking essential.
When: Third Tuesday of the month, 1pm to 4pm.
Join us for an introduction to gardening with practical workshops and bespoke tours of the Gardens. Over three days you will have the opportunity to learn about Kew’s history, diverse collections, and scientific work.
Community groups who have completed the Discover Horticulture course will have the opportunity to tend the community allotment for the growing season. These sessions are for organisations and charities that work with refugees, asylum seekers, people in crisis and those struggling with homelessness.
Community Garden connections
If you run or are part of a growing project, community garden or local green initiative then get in touch to find out about upcoming networking events and plant give-aways.
Pollinators of the Palm House
Hear from our experts about the remarkable Palm House at Kew and the plants and pollinators housed within.
Produced by the Community Horticulture Programme in partnership with Esme Lewis-Gartside from Earwax, a slow moving platform for artists of marginalised genders based in South London.