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Educational Visits

The Botanic Garden offers enriching 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.

There is a flourishing Schools’ Garden demonstrating a productive growing space, which offers a model for gathering ideas and where we can provide hands-on activities.
Bookings for school visits during Summer term 2014 are now being taken (Assisted Visits are Fully Booked). Autumn term 2014 bookings will be available after May half term.

Schools and further education colleges within the UK system should explore the options available below. You can choose to arrange an Assisted Visit with one of our Education Officers or come on an Unassisted Visit, and lead the day yourself. Please see our bookings and charges section for more information and call us on 01223 331875 to check availability.

Four areas of the Garden are not accessible to school groups. The Limestone Rock Garden [map 7], the stepping stones on the lake, the British Wild Plants area and chalk upland near the Cafe [map 16] and the Garden Cafe + Cafe toilets.

To bring a language school to the Botanic Garden, please follow the link to the left.