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The Garden Classroom is a charity dedicated to reconnecting people with nature.

It improves mental health, wellbeing and resilience, and increases respect and protection of the natural world.

Climate change and sustainability are themes that run through all TGC programmes.

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What we offer


Children and outdoor education are at the heart of what TGC does. Whether it’s outdoor experiences and learning close to your school, or trips further afield to give children the vital experiences and knowledge of nature that are so vital to healthy development, we’ve got you covered.

No matter what the experience or opportunity you’re looking for, we’re confident we’ll be able to provide you and your school children with an outdoor experience they’ll never forget.

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There’s nothing more important than family, and we all know that living in a world city like London creates barriers to experiencing nature in all its glory.

But here’s TGC to the rescue, no matter what your budget or availability, we’ve got a range of events and experiences that you can take advantage of with your little ones. Did you know that the majority of our family and community events are not only free, but take place multiple times a month all across Islington, so you’ll be sure to find something that suits your family.

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If you’re looking for an original and different kind of experience for your company, there’s no better place to find it than in our range of packages aimed for corporate experiences.

Whether you’re looking to expand your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, or find an away day that’s not only convenient and fun, but giving something back to nature and contributing to battling climate change, we’ve got the solutions for you.

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Training & Workshops

We’ve got a diverse range of training, events and workshops all delivered in beautiful outdoor settings.

From engaging and creative nature-based workshops, to fun and stimulating Forest School training and first aid courses, you’ll be sure to find it here.

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UCL’s Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Education has been impressed with TGC’s achievements over many years and as a trustee of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom I am delighted that TGC has held our Quality Badge for over a decade.

As president of the National Association for Environmental Education, I recognise that TGC is the most comprehensive outdoor education specialist service provider in London. They have created something which is inspirational and timely and which benefits thousands of young people every year.

Professor Justin Dillon, UCL

Upcoming training & events

  • Level 2 & 3 Forest School Training – North London September 2024

    Starting September 2024

    Become a qualified Forest School Leader or Assistant with London’s only FSA-Endorsed Training in London and Kent.

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  • Secret Garden Theatre Project: 5 Day Summer Project

    29th July - 2nd August

    Take part in an exciting open-air Shakespeare play that is put together start to finish in only 5 days.

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  • Art in Nature

    Explore approaches to Land Art with acclaimed artist James Brunt and TGC’s Richard Skrein.

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  • Green Guardians: Market Road Gardens

    Free Community Gardening Sessions every Friday morning at Market Road Gardens.

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  • Little Explorers: Highbury Fields

    Free drop-in activity for under 5’s and their parents and carers in Highbury Fields on Thursday mornings.

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  • Green Guardians: Newington Green

    Free Community Gardening Sessions every Wednesday morning at Newington Green.

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  • Green Guardians: Hillside Park

    Free Community Gardening Sessions every Thursday morning at Hillside Park.

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  • After School Garden Explorers

    Join the TGC team and help us create the wildlife garden on Newington Green. Lots to do including watering, weeding and planting. Plus nature art and craft activities. With free fruit snacks for all. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Award
  • Campaigning for Brilliant Residuals
  • Winner School Travel Awards