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Browse our programmes

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

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

Our activity tours are 45-minute sessions that take place outdoors or in our iconic glasshouses. If you're after a more focused and hands-on experience, many of our programmes are available as 90-minute extended packages.

Browse our selection of programmes below.

Early years

Children playing with Autumn leaves in Kew Gardens

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

EYFS (3-5 years)


Children making bark rubbings on a tree at Wakehurst

Inspire, engage thinking and encourage curiosity by exploring our enquiry-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 enquiry and inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world, plants and its people - today and for the future.

Key Stage 3 (11-14 yrs)

Key Stage 4 (14-16 yrs)

AS/A2 & Post compulsory

The Key Stage 5 and Post-compulsory education programme at Kew Gardens is aimed at students engaged in AS/A2 Level, diploma courses, and other programmes of further and continuing education.

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 reservation in our indoor, schools-only dining area
  • a meet-and-greet at Victoria Gate
  • a free entry ticket for two teachers to plan their school visit

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    Marianne North, Victorian plant hunter and artist, activity tour and workshop (KS2)

    Marianne North workshop