Sustainable Environment
Sustainable Environment
We support alternatives to single use plastics
Consumption & Conservation
Consumption & Conservation
We harvest rainwater from our on-site reservoirs
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Reduced Carbon Footprint
With 80% of bedding plants grown onsite
Composting & Recycling
Composting & Recycling
We recycle over 90% of our on-site waste


Get involved with our Schools Outreach Program

aHere at Coolings, we understand the importance of active learning at all ages. That’s why, in Spring 2014, our Busy Bee Gardener will be visiting schools to lead FREE gardening workshops and award prizes for green-fingered efforts! And it’s so easy for your school to be involved, simply contact Jane Wiseman by email or call 01959 532269.

The Busy Bee Gardener caters for ages 4-11. The children will learn how “Plants are like people!” looking at exactly what they need to grow. We also cover: seed sowing, bulb planting and the science of gardening (Did you know that volcanic rock helps your seeds to grow?)

And that’s not all! Throughout 2014 we’re running tours and special events which we know your pupils will just love to be involved in.

Tours at Coolings
Why not bring your Pupils to Coolings for a guided tour of the garden centre & production nursery? Come along and see our fabulous potting robot and nurturing reservoirs! The visit includes a planting workshop, giving you and your pupils the skills to produce a wonderful garden back at school. All of our school tours are followed by light refreshments.

Schools Vouchers – Starts again in September
Register to raise money for your school to buy plants & gardening equipment! Collect schools vouchers with Coolings, The Gardener’s Garden Centre. Each voucher is worth 20p to the school and will be awarded for every £5 the customer spends with us.

The schools signed up to voucher scheme are:

Bickley Primary, Brown’s School, St. Philomena’s Primary, Otford Primary, St. Katherine’s Primary, Wickham Common Primary, Bickley Park Prep School, St Thomas’s Primary School, Ide Hill Primary, Hayes Common School, Amherst School, New Beacon School, The Granville School, Darrick Wood Junior School, Sundridge & Brastead Primary School, Kemsing Primary School

For more information on registration or redemption of vouchers please contact Jane Wiseman at

Schools Garden Competition 2014
Whether you have a garden, window box, hanging basket … or just a wheelbarrow, your school can enter our Schools Garden Competition. 1st prize £200 2nd prize £100 3rd prize £50 Coolings vouchers. All entries will receive a certificate.

School discount card…. All schools receive a 20% discount card when they register