School visits to Wakehurst

Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden, provides a stimulating place to bring your pupils. Our exceptional plant collections, beautiful grounds and vital scientific research provide an exciting learning environment for all year groups.

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The perfect classroom

Inspire and engage your pupils with our hands-on sessions run by experienced and enthusiastic Wakehurst teachers and supported by our dedicated team of volunteers.

All our programmes are linked to the curriculum.

We cater for different ages, abilities and learning needs.

'I rank this visit as one of the best learning experiences I've ever had in 30 years of teaching.'
Primary teacher, Broadfield East school

Teachers can choose from

  • Children playing at Wakehurst

    Assisted visit

    An experienced Wakehurst teacher will plan your visit with you to ensure your pupils have a stimulating and enjoyable trip that is linked to the curriculum. We pride ourselves on providing well organised, fun, stress-free days that allow accompanying teachers to participate fully with their students.

    We focus on promoting understanding of plant biology and the environment for all levels and age groups. Our approach is hands on and cross-curricular in order to give the very best out-of-classroom experience.

    Wakehurst can accommodate groups of up to 120 students.

  • Girl on a school session at Wakehurst

    Self-led visit

    Self-led visits for students in full time education have free entry with bookings made in advance (7 days notice required).

    This also applies to groups with an Educational Group National Trust card.

Everything you need for a visit

  • The branches of a Wollemi pine at Wakehurst

    Browse our education sessions

    Wakehurst offers a varied programme of curriculum-linked activities. Visits are planned in detail to meet individual requirements.

    Browse Wakehurst programmes
  • Coronation Meadow at Wakehurst

    Prices, planning and practical information

    Find out about prices for school visits and browse information to help you plan your visit, including: health and safety, terms and conditions and frequently asked questions.

    Prices, planning and practical information
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    Book your visit

    Find out how to book a school visit to Wakehurst.

    Book your visit