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Nature, Nurture
and Neurodiversity Since 1982

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Reach your
potential with vocational training

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One of the greenest
venues for hire in central London

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and Bloom in our green spaces

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An urban oasis
in the heart of London

Roots and Shoots is an award-winning independent educational and environmental charity based in Kennington, South London. We run a range of vocational training programmes and environmental projects, with a sustainable venue hire service and community events.

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Our Impact

"An outstanding and imaginative programme promoting in depth understanding of sustainable development combined with a wildlife garden that is a place of peace and beauty for deprived multicultural communities."

UNESCO Man and the Biosphere UK Award 2011

From a derelict and polluted site in 1982, Roots and Shoots has grown to become a well-established and respected vocational training organisation with biodiverse wildlife gardens, offering a safe haven for both people and nature to flourish.

Vocational Training

Roots and Shoots helps young people from London prepare for the world of work. We provide a range of vocational training programmes empowering our students to develop new skills, build confidence, realise their ambitions and gain employment experience in a safe and supportive green space.


Enrichment and
Holistic Support

City and Guilds

Work Placements
and Careers Advice


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Become a Friend of Roots and Shoots

Sign up to our Friends of Roots and Shoots Newsletter to stay up to date about upcoming Roots and Shoots open days and community events, exciting new projects, fundraising drives, fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and much more. We send our newsletter out seasonally, around 4 times a year.

Environmental Projects

Roots and Shoots is an environmentally-focused charity, promoting urban biodiversity, gardening and nature for all. With a Wild garden for nature to thrive, an open community garden for local people and excellent horticultural facilities, we run a range of environmental projects to protect wildlife, green our local area and educate on the environment and gardening.

The Wild Garden





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Venue Hire

Roots and Shoots is one of the most sustainable and nature-friendly venues in central London. Our Main Hall and boardrooms are available to hire for meetings and gatherings, with seasonal catering from our onsite kitchen, and access to our green spaces and gardens for relaxation.

Income generated from Venue Hire is directly reinvested back to support the aims of our charity.

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