The Palm House in winter
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School visits to Kew Gardens

Excite and inspire your students with a visit to our world-leading botanic garden.

The historic buildings, exceptional plant collections, glorious grounds and vital scientific research will inspire curiosity about the world, its plants and its people.


What to see and do on a school visit

Kew is the perfect setting for an outdoor classroom. You can bring up to 201 students throughout the year.

To help plan your day, you'll get two pre-visit planning passes. On your visit day, our volunteers will meet you at Victoria Gate and set you off on the right track with advice about where to go.

Or why not try an education session with our hands-on curriculum-linked activities led by a Kew teacher. We teach sessions in groups of 15 students and will arrange an itinerary for your day to ensure all students have the chance to take part.

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Everything you need for a visit

Why not book an education session?

Inspire and engage your students with our hands-on sessions run by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff.

We cater for different ages, abilities and learning needs.

All sessions are linked to the curriculum.

Browse our education sessions by Key Stage

Prices, planning and practical information

Essential information for organising a school visit, including:

  • prices
  • health and safety
  • preparing your students and adults
  • what to do on the day

Prices, planning and practical information

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We ask all educational groups to book their visit in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in a Kew-led education session.

If you book a session, we'll provide an itinerary for the day which allows all your students to take part.

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Some fun places to include in your visit

Natural Area

A huge area left in a wild and natural state, rich in British native trees, plants and insects. Follow the woodland walk, visit our life-sized badger's sett and stag beetle loggery, or clamber along the log trail. About the Natural Area

Natural Area at Kew

Temperate House

The Temperate House is home to 1,500 temperate species from five continents and 16 islands. These are some of the world’s rarest and most threatened temperate plants. About the Temperate House

Interior of the Temperate House

Treetop Walkway

We have over 14,000 trees at Kew. Up here students can gain a rare insight into the complex ecosystem of the forest canopy. Walk through sweet chestnut, beech, horse chestnut and oak. About the Treetop Walkway

Aerial view of the Treetop Walkway

Bring Kew into your classroom

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new free online learning platform, Endeavour.

Endeavour, designed for Key Stage 2 and 3 teachers across the UK, offers schools innovative challenges and competitions that promote critical thinking about topics related to plants, science and the environment.  

Register now to access our exciting resources that include thought provoking images, infographics, videos, quizzes, and presentations. Build your pupils' Science Capital by bringing the work of Kew into your classroom. 

Find out more 




CPD for teachers

We offer training courses for teachers, technicians and support staff for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 

More information about CPD