Skip to main content
You are here

School visits at Kew Gardens

  • girl with magnifying glass
    The perfect outdoor classroom Magnificent glasshouses, exceptional plant collections, glorious grounds and vital scientific research


Teacher review

'Achievement of learning aims excellent. We had such a good experience. The students came away very enthusiastic.'

'The variety of experiences was beneficial, the practical activities and glasshouses very useful and inspiring.'

'All members of staff were knowledgeable and used to dealing well with the students of all abilities. Many thanks to all.'

Bishop Douglass School

Kew education sessions

Inspire and engage learning with our hands-on programmes - it's the best way to get the most from your visit. All our education sessions meet curriculum targets across a range of subjects including science, geography, art, maths, English and more. We can cater for different ages, abilities and learning needs.

Led by one of our skilled and knowledgeable teachers, the session includes:

  • Hands-on curriculum-linked activities, led by a Kew teacher
  • Small group sizes (15 per group)
  • Entry for students and education staff for the day
  • A meet-and-greet at Victoria Gate
  • Free entry for two teachers to plan their school visit

Self-led 

Our basic visit package includes:

  • Entry for students and education staff for the day
  • Meet-and-greet at Victoria Gate
  • Free entry for two teachers to plan their school visit

New programmes 2015

From the 23 February 2015 our new programme for KS1 and KS2 will be launched, with KS3 launching from 13 April. The new programmes will feature engaging topics and improved content linked to the new national curriculum and science at Kew.

Lunch at Kew

There is a new 'education groups only' external covered eating area, situated opposite Climbers and Creepers, look out for our schools@kew flags to find us. We recommend visiting the toilets opposite and washing hands before your timeslot. There are also hand sanitizers available.