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How to make your garden grow

Children selling fruit and vegetables

Do you want to develop, improve or just maintain your school garden or growing areas? Find out where to get teaching resources, funding, equipment and more. School gardens are excellent teaching resources, plus you can grow your own vegetables and help wildlife, so get digging.

Teaching resources

Get pupils involved with these activities and resources.

Labour and guidance

Get skilled help and advice for your big landscaping or maintenance jobs.


Get lots of growing ideas by visiting Southwark's gardening venues.

Southwark Garden Centres

  • Dulwich Garden Centre
    20-22 Grove Vale, SE22 8EF
    Tel: 0208 299 1089
  • Dulwich Pot and Plant
    12B Red Post Hill, SE21 7BX
    Tel: 0207 733 3697
  • Croxted Road Garden Centre
    Croxted Road, SE24 9DB
    Tel: 0208 674 4366
  • Alleyn Park Garden Centre
    77 Park Hall Road, SE21
    Tel: 0208 670 7788
  • Plant Nation
    2 Upland Road, SE22 9EE
    Tel: 0208 299 0444
  • B&Q
    524 Old Kent Road, SE1 5BA
    Tel: 0207 252 0657
  • B&Q
    304-322 Norwood Road SE27
    Tel: 0208 761 1236
  • Homebase
    10 Beckenham Hill Road, SE6 3NU
    Tel: 0845 077 8888


  • Start making your own compost in school. You'll save money on your waste collection bill and have a great teaching resource.


  • Get funding from the Tree Council to plant some trees in your school grounds.

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