Bring your students to Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens offers the perfect outdoor classroom. It houses many exceptional plant collections, unique architecture and breathtaking landscapes. Even in poor weather, students can visit our magnificent glasshouses and experience hot and steamy tropical rainforests, arid deserts and cool sub-tropics, among other environments.
Our 132 hectares offer a range of habitats for exploration - from the diversity of the Conservation Area to the extensive Arboretum, and the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway where students are eye-to-eye with the canopy. Kew Gardens is also home to two art galleries, the famous Pagoda, Kew Palace, Queen Charlotte's Cottage and an informative exhibition on plants and people, located in Museum No. 1.
Basic visit package
Giving you the freedom to explore! Find out about our basic visit package for schools.
Our basic visit package starts at £80 and includes entry for students and education staff, a reservation in the Munch Box (our indoor, schools-only dining area), a meet-and-greet at Victoria Gate and a teacher's information pack.
The basic visit can be enhanced by selecting from our variety of activity tours and workshops. Browse our programmes for more information.
Enhance your visit
Make more of your school visit to Kew Gardens by booking a tour and/or workshop for part of your day.
Kew Gardens offers school visit programmes for students in all stages of education. The sessions we offer aim to enhance students' learning across the curriculum, including Science, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Citizenship and more.
- EYFS (3-5 yrs)
- Key Stage 1 (5-7 yrs)
- Key Stage 2 (7-11 yrs)
- Key Stage 3 (11-14 yrs)
- Key Stage 4 (14-16 yrs)
- Key Stage 5 & Post-compulsory
New: Marianne North: Victorian plant hunter and artist (KS2) Marianne North.
Coming soon: Exciting primary programme inspired by our resident sculptor David Nash.
You love Kew Gardens
"Thank you so very much for the awesome day. We were greeted and helped by friendly and helpful staff - at the gate, in Climbers and Creepers and at the Education Centre. Hylda Peterson and Ruth Cousins [Kew teachers] were absolutely amazing. They were fantastically friendly and accommodating and pitched the lesson and talk at the perfect level. The children had a brilliant day, loving every minute of it. I will definitely recommend Kew to all my colleagues and friends.
Thank you from all the children in Form 1 at Upton House School and accompanying staff and parents."
Tanya Hutchinson, Upton House School, Berkshire.
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