RHS School Gardening Awards Level 1

Achievement checklist

To achieve this level, you should be able to answer yes to the following statements: 

  • We understand the benefits of gardening to children and young people
  • A person has been chosen to lead the gardening project/activity
  • An area has been identified for a gardening project/activity
  • We have planned the area and are looking at resources we might need
  • We understand hazards in the garden 

If you’ve said yes to these statements, you’re ready to submit!

Submit evidence

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Need a helping hand?

If you're not quite ready for this level, these resources may help you get there:

Ready for the next level? Click here to read about Level 2.

Reward for this level

A colourful growing year calendar full of sowing and growing tips and fun activities to do in the garden.

No matter what month or year you receive your calendar, it can be used straight away to start planning a bumper year of gardening fun.

How to achieve this level

Simply write up to 80 words about your future gardening plans – that’s it!

Scroll down to find out more and to submit your evidence for this level.

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