Book an education visit to Kew Gardens

Visit with your school or university group and be inspired by our world-leading botanic gardens. We are accepting bookings for school visits from 1 September 2020 onwards.

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We offer: 

  • Education sessions for school groups, led by a Kew teacher
  • Self-led visits for schools groups and university groups. 

Before you book: 

  • If booking an education session, please choose your session
  • Please be aware that education sessions timings are fixed and run from 10.30am to 2.20pm (except KS5). We will create an itinerary for you based on the availability of our Kew teachers. 
  • Check our prices. If you wish to visit in the next 5 weeks or between March and July please call us on 020 8332 3832 (weekdays 9am to 4pm) before completing the form, to check availability. 

By submitting this form you become liable for payment in full (see our Terms and Conditions). If you amend or cancel your booking you may incur fees. 

Alterations: During our busy period from March to July, we may not be able to accommodate changes to confirmed bookings. Schools remain liable to pay the relevant fees.

Visiting during coronavirus

We're excited to welcome you back to the Gardens from 1 September.

Your safety, and that of our staff, is our highest priority. That's why we've introduced new measures to ensure your group has a safe and enjoyable visit. 

To make sure your school has a safe visit, sessions that would usually be delivered in a glasshouse or classroom have been adapted to mainly take place outside. 

Schools that have booked education sessions will be contacted directly by a member of the school’s team to discuss your school’s needs, and how we can support your visit. 

More details on our prices, planning and practical information page 

To make it easier for you to visit us, we're temporarily changing our approach to school bookings during these difficult times. 

  • For visits between September and December 2020, you won't need to commit and pay for your visit until three weeks before your visit date.
  • For visits between January and July 2021, you won't need to commit and pay for your visit until six weeks before your visit date.


If you would like to cancel or alter your booking more than three weeks before the visit date, there will not be a charge. You can alter your booking date twice before a £20 alteration fee is applied.

If an education session you have booked isn't able to be delivered due to coronavirus, we will provide you with as much notice as reasonably practicable.

We will offer you a self-led visit, or you can postpone or cancel your booking and we will refund any booking fee paid.

These temporary changes amend clause 3 ‘Booking’ and clause 4 ‘Alteration and Cancellation of Bookings’ in our Terms and Conditions. All other clauses remain the same.

When would you like to visit?

Please give 3 possible visit dates.

All dates must be at least 5 weeks away, unless approved by schools team.

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Who will be visiting?

Please select the level of education
What year groups (ages) are your pupils?

About your accompanying adults

You must have the correct ratios of adults to pupils:  

SEN 1:1   EYFS 1:4   KS1 1:5   KS2 1:8   KS3 1:10   KS4/5 1:12 

  • Adults up to the required ratios (including those providing 1:1 SEN support): free     
  • Adults above the required ratios: £11

Travelling to Kew Gardens

How will you be travelling to Kew Gardens?

About your visit

You can choose an appropriate education session for your group (additional fees apply) or plan your own self-led visit

Would you like to book an education session?
Which Key Stage sessions are you looking for?
EYFS sessions
Key Stage 1 sessions
Key Stage 2 sessions
Key Stage 3 sessions
Key Stage 4 sessions
Key Stage 5 half / full
Key Stage 5 Sessions (half day)
Key Stage 5 Sessions (full day)

Please select 2 sessions for a full day.

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Request free tickets for a session in the Children's Garden (your time slot will be allocated on a first come, first served basis)

Your contact details

Your school / institution

Lead teacher on the day of our visit

Lead contact

School finance contact

Admin / finance contact

Any additional comments

Terms and conditions

You will need to tick all three to proceed.

 I have read and accept the dos and don'ts.

 I accept that the submission of this form constitutes a booking, that we will be liable for payment and that alterations/cancellations may incur fees.

We* will use your information as the primary contact point for your School for the purposes of administering and keeping you informed about your School’s booking, dealing with queries and providing other information that may be relevant or of interest to your School. This will include informing you about any events or features available in the Gardens during your visit, occasionally sending you details of new educational initiatives and challenges being run at Kew and Wakehurst and on our Endeavour learning platform, offers for free or reduced entry tickets to the Gardens and prize draws and competitions for schools.

If you do not wish to receive these communications from us in future, please contact For information about how we use personal data, please take time to read Kew’s privacy policy

*"We" refers to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and includes our wholly owned trading subsidiary RBG Kew Enterprises Limited.