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Engaging, interactive and hands-on, our programmes encourage students to embark on a journey in inquiry-based learning designed to meet curriculum targets across a wide range of subjects including science, maths, English, geography, art and design, technology and more.

Run by our experienced Kew teachers, our programmes aim to give pupils opportunities to work scientifically in areas that are difficult or impossible to recreate in the school environment.

  • Our sessions run for 45 or 90 minutes. Sessions take place in a variety of locations throughout the Gardens, depending on the chosen topic, including in the glasshouses, among the trees or in our learning spaces in Museum No. 1. 

Early years

Students immerse themselves in a sensory learning journey of play and exploration in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programmes at Kew Gardens.




Inspire, engage and encourage curiosity by exploring our inquiry-based Primary programmes at Kew Gardens.

Key Stage 1 (5–7 yrs)

Key Stage 2 (7–11 yrs)



With either a science or geography focus, Secondary programmes at Kew Gardens aim to encourage scientific inquiry and inspire curiosity and fascination about the world, plants and its people — for today and the future.

Key Stage 3 (11–14 yrs)

Key Stage 4 (14–16 yrs)

Key Stage 5 and Post-compulsory

The Key Stage 5 and Post-compulsory education programme at Kew Gardens is aimed at students engaged in A, AS level, International Baccalaureate and BTEC courses across all exam boards (OCR, AQA, Edexcel).

Key Stage 5 and Post-compulsory

If school programmes are fully booked or you would prefer a self-led visit, we offer a basic package which includes:

  • Entry for students and education staff.
  • A meet-and-greet at Victoria Gate.
  • A free entry ticket for two teachers to plan their school visit.