The night sky has an extraordinary appeal for a wide diversity of people. It enthrals children and grandparents, men and women. It inspires poetry and science. Perhaps for these reasons, cultures across the world and throughout history have attached huge significance to the night sky. It therefore provides rich opportunities to inspire and engage people from diverse communities about their environment and their place within it.
Dark Sky Discovery is a national project for England, funded by Natural England, through … Continue Reading ››
The St James’ Park allotment project set out to inspire as many people as possible to have a go at growing
The St James’ allotment was originally set up in 2007 in partnership with the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, as part of a campaign to celebrate the ‘Dig for Victory’ allotments that were … Continue Reading ››
A bamboo garden at Ness Botanic Gardens brings the experiences of prisoners of war in the Far East to life, by recreating part of a jungle encampment on the Thai Burma Railway.
The feature garden tells the story of prisoners of war in the Far … Continue Reading ››
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) created the Certificate in Practical Horticulture to give people hands-on training in horticultural techniques.
In 2006 the education team at RBGE decided to develop a new training programme covering essential skills for horticulture. They wanted to give amateur and professional horticulturalists of all ages the opportunity to develop their practical skills … Continue Reading ››