Visit Information

Useful Information for Secondary School Visits


Group size

Most programmes are designed for up to 30 students. If the group is larger then a school may like to contact other venues as well as the Botanic Garden so that students can be spread over more than one location. For ideas of good venue combinations please contact us.

Student supervision

All students under 16 must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult. We require a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 10 students. Students over the age of 16 years must also be supervised by an adult.

Special needs

All our activities can be adapted for students with special educational needs. We are pleased to welcome special school groups and to support children with special needs who are integrated into mainstream schools. Please talk to us about your student’s needs when you book.


The Garden has space for around 30 students to eat, this needs to be booked at the same time as your visit.  
Information about parking minibuses and coaches can be given when booking. School groups must book their visit in advance
Call the Botanic Garden on 01865 286690 or email

Please note that there is now a charge for all education sessions.  Please download this document for information about charges.