The school has a one acre walled garden where every boy has the opportunity to have his own plot. In addition two poly tunnels, a substantial heated glasshouse with a mist propagator, cold frames, orchard, soft fruit cage, large potting shed, herb garden and apiary all combine to provide excellent horticultural facilities.
The school is one of only a handful nationally to be awarded RHS level 5 status and students are taught to the highest possible standards. The beds and borders throughout the school are maintained, and sometimes designed, by the students themselves, through taking cuttings, potting on, raising seedlings and eventually stocking our gardens and pruning when required. The school grows its own vegetables, which occasionally stock the kitchens, as well as being sold through the farm shop along with bedding plants, fruit, hanging baskets, apple juice and honey. Students are taught sustainability through making their own compost, propagation, recycling of materials and make the use of the schools natural habitats such as the ponds and woodlands where students pick daffodils for mothers day.
The Quantock Beekeepers keep their apiary’s at Brymore and a recent video about them can be found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIjPXxPGH8w&feature=related