The Botanic Garden makes a wonderful destination for a leisure or special interest group at any time of year. We regularly welcome visits from a wide range of groups including photography clubs, horticultural societies, social clubs, U3A and WI groups, to name but a few.
Groups of 10 or more people must pre-book with at least one week’s notice. Advance booking helps us to stagger the timing of groups and to reduce the strain on the Garden and its facilities and services, such as the Garden Café and Botanic Garden shop. Please note that we are unable to admit groups who have not pre-booked.
To book an Educational visit please click on 'Education & Outreach' above or use the link left 'School & College visits'.
To make your booking, please download the appropriate Group Booking Form from the link to the left and return it to us as soon as possible.
Group Booking Form A is for groups of adults (age 18+) only.
Group Booking Form B is for groups who have anyone under the age of 18 in the group.
Once your form has been received we will check availability and send confirmation by e-mail or post, which you should bring with you on the day of your visit.
If you are a school or college following the UK curriculum, and you are visiting for Educational purposes, you will need to book using our Education Booking Form. Please follow the link “Educational visits UK School and Colleges” to the left.
For a Guided tour of the Garden, its collections and seasonal highlights, please contact the Administration Office on 01223 748450 in the first instance to check availability. Guided tours must be booked, and a deposit paid, at least four weeks in advance.
If you plan to visit the Garden Café with your group please follow the link left to peruse the group booking menus.
The Garden does not have any public car parking or coach parking. We advise groups arriving by coach to download the Information for coach drivers from the link left.