School visits to Wakehurst

Wakehurst is a living laboratory and a site of globally-significant plant science, the perfect place for curious minds and hands-on learning. Come and join us in the great outdoors.

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Discover a world of plants at Wakehurst, our wild botanic garden in the heart of the Sussex countryside. 

We offer exciting curriculum-linked education sessions for your school, university or college.

We have sessions available for all ages, abilities and learning needs. From early years to key stage 5, Wakehurst is your perfect outdoor classroom.



Our school programme is available and accessible to all. We offer sessions for children at all educational levels including those with special educational needs (SEN).

Please email our experienced team about any special needs or access requirements that you may have. They will be delighted to discuss how we can adapt our education sessions to suit your pupils’ needs and abilities for a bespoke visit.

Our gardens and all indoor teaching spaces are wheelchair accessible.

Download Wakehurst’s visual guide and accessibility map

Everything you need for a visit

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    Browse our education sessions

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

  • Coronation Meadow at Wakehurst

    Prices, planning and practical information

    Information about prices, visiting during coronavirus, health and safety, and terms and conditions. 

  • Bluebells  in Bethlehem wood, Wakehurst

    Discover Wakehurst as it wakes up from Winter

    Join us in early spring for an exciting day adapted to the season with an exclusive 15% discount.

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Carbon Literacy Training

This course provides you with a deeper understanding of the science of climate change and its implications for you, your team and your pupils.

'The staff were fantastic and the activities on the day enhanced the children's learning about the Rainforest topic. They enjoyed the indoor activities and the Rainforest walk and ephemeral Art gave them an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A very enjoyable day, can't thank the staff at Wakehurst enough.'

St Peter’s Henfield Year 3

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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.

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