Teacher training

Train on site at Kew Gardens with our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) courses.

Cacti in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Discover how you can use plants to bring the curriculum alive and engage pupils in learning new scientific knowledge and skills.

Kew is at the forefront of plant and fungal science. Our teacher training supports you to reflect on your practice and develop new teaching techniques in the beautiful surroundings of the world’s leading botanic garden and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All Kew teacher training responds to the National Curriculum and supports Learning Outside the Classroom. 

Ways to train with us

  • A tour of the nursery

    Group bookings

    For group bookings, you can choose from our training packages or get in touch to discuss a bespoke booking.

  • A young girl explains plants in the glasshouses to visitors

    Individual booking

    Meet and learn with other teachers in your field. Find out about upcoming CPD and teacher training opportunities in our newsletter. 

"We have visited Kew with our secondary science PGCE students for many years. The Education Team at Kew always plan an enjoyable day and work hard to adapt to our needs and availability.

Kew Gardens is great environment to think about learning outside the classroom, the challenges and opportunities of school trips, as well as spending some enjoyable time in the open air." 

Imperial College, London

Pupils working as a group on a written task

Free teaching resources for KS1-5

Endeavour has everything teachers need to deliver inspiring lessons about plant science and the environment. It’s packed with free innovative curriculum-aligned activities for pupils of all ages.