A visit to the Botanic Garden is an ideal opportunity for children and students to engage with the natural environment. Our collections include plants from tropical rainforests, deserts, mountains and bogs. We also have a range of fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants.
Our sessions are not classroom-based but include a variety of hands-on activities. We aim to promote a love of the natural environment, to support and encourage future generations of botanists and conservationists.
About school visits
The Garden offers a range of sessions to enhance the curriculum for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. A visit typically lasts between ninety minutes and two hours, and has a capacity of 35 students.
Please note that there is a charge for all education sessions. Our sessions fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.
School sessions do not include a general tour of the Garden, so please make sure you book extra time with us if you wish to explore the Garden afterwards.