Community Learning Programme

Learn more about Kew's science, history and horticulture through our community learning programmes.

Knitting workshop

From creative writing to music making and knitting, we offer a range of accessible opportunities for you to learn more about our science, history and horticulture. 

Our Community Learning Programme is open to groups and individuals who are members of 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 do not require any equipment or previous experience. If you would like to join a session, please email

Community learning activities

Join in with our fun and welcoming activities.

  • Knitting workshop

    Knitting Nature

    Learn about Kew's science and rare plants through a fun and friendly knit and natter group. All ability levels welcome and materials will be provided.

  • Plant poets corner

    Plant Poets' Corner

    Join us to learn about Kew's rare and endangered plants and discover new ways to express yourself through poetry and creative writing.

    No experience is needed, and all abilities are welcome.

  • Wind chimes, seasonal sounds

    Seasonal Sounds

    Learn about Kew's rare and endangered plants and musical styles from around the world. Take part in hands-on learning activities and explore the wellbeing benefits of collective music making. All abilities welcome, no musical experience necessary. 

    These sessions are for organisations/charities that focus on illness, recovery support and mental health.  

Activities for group leaders

  • CPD planting seeds

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

    As part of the Community Access Scheme, we offer a range of continuing professional development opportunities to support group leaders to bring groups independently to Kew.

    Our programmes will ensure that you have the skills, confidence and resources you need to help your group learn about our science and collections. 

  • Knitting workshop in Temperate House

    Community Connectors

    Community Connectors are individuals who live or work in the local community and are interested in helping us develop new learning opportunities and resources. They represent various sectors of the community and assist our team as volunteer advisors.  

Get involved

If you are interested in volunteering for the Community Learning programme, please contact

Get in touch to book 

For more information and to book one of our activities please email us at

If you would like to get involved in our Community Learning Programme, but are not currently a member of the Community Access Scheme at Kew Gardens, please get in touch.

Two women gardening

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