Booking and charges

To request an Educational visit please telephone the Education Office on 01223 331875 or email to check availability. Once your visit date is confirmed please complete and return the Education Group Booking Form, which you can download from the link on the left.

Enquiries should be made at least one week in advance for an Unassisted visit and minimum four weeks in advance for an Assisted visit.

Please discuss your requirements with the Education Office at the time of booking.
Teachers who are visiting for the first time are recommended to have a free of charge pre-visit with or without an Education Officer.
Assisted Visits
Our Education Officers can assist your visit if pre-booked. Assisted Visits can accommodate up to 36 pupils and last 2 hours. They can be booked between the core hours of 10am and 2pm and are suitable for KS1 and above.

If you wish to bring a small group, we offer a Short Assisted Visit, lasting for 1½ hours, for a maximum of 12 students.

**Note: There are a limited number of Assisted visits available in any academic year.

Unassisted Visits
You are welcome to lead your own group around the Botanic Garden, without the assistance of an Education Officer. This type of visit is free of charge for students and accompanying adults providing that it is pre-booked at least one week in advance.

Undercover shelter is not provided for groups visiting on an Unassisted basis. Storage trunks for non-valuable possessions (e.g. packed lunches) may be available to use free of charge. Please check availability at time of booking.

Bespoke Visits
Our Education Officers can design a bespoke visit to meet your needs. Please contact the Education Office to discuss. There is a charge for this type of visit.

2 hour Assisted Visit for KS1 & above: £75 per visit
(maximum 36 students)

Short Assisted Visit: £30 per visit
(maximum 12 students)

Unassisted Visit: FREE of charge

Bespoke Visit: starting from £150 per visit
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