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.

Children on a school session at Wakehurst

On 19 September 2022 we will be closing as a mark of respect for the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen. We will open again on 20 September 2022. If you have a schools visit planned for this date, we'll be in touch with more information.

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.

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Everything you need for a visit

'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

Pupils working as a group on a written task


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.

Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst

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