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Educational Visits

The Botanic Garden offers enriching outdoor learning experiences for all students. Our landscape and plant collections provide a feast for the eyes, and we encourage visiting groups to learn to look. The development of observation skills is a fundamental scientific tool, which we aim to support at all levels.

Schools, Horticultural and Further Education Colleges within the UK system should explore the options by clicking on the boxes below.
We are fully booked for visits during summer term 2017

Within the Botanic Garden there is a flourishing Schools’ Garden which demonstrates vegetable and fruit growing alongside temporary plantings chosen to inspire teachers and schools who might be gathering ideas for their own growing spaces. Here we can provide hands-on gardening activities for school children visiting the Garden and CPD training sessions for teachers. Our new classroom, The Geoffrey and Eileen Adams Garden Room has recently been constructed in the Schools' Garden and is available for use by schools who pre-book (chargeable).

You can choose to arrange an Assisted Visit with one of our Education Officers (chargeable) or come on an Unassisted Visit and lead the day yourself (free). Please see our How to Book and charges section for more information and call us on 01223 331875 or email to check availability.

Please be aware that there are some areas of the Garden which are not accessible to school groups. The Limestone Rock Garden [map location 7], the stepping stones on the lake, the British Wild Plants area and chalk upland near the Cafe [map location 16] and the Garden Cafe + Cafe toilets.

Booking forms can be found in How to Book & charges section below or left.

Construction on improving foot and cycleways on Trumpington Road in Cambridge is planned to start on 9 January 2017. The new facilities will be on the outbound side of the road between The Fen Causeway and Brooklands Avenue and should be completed by summer 2017. More details, construction drawings and traffic management arrangements are on the project's website see link left.

To bring a non-UK school, language or summer school to the Botanic Garden, please follow the link to the left.