School visits to Wakehurst

We are open for school bookings. Come and join us in the great outdoors.

Pupils on a school visit at Wakehurst

We look forward to welcoming schools back to Wakehurst from 19 April 2021.

Please email to discuss your visit. 

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.

Browse our education sessions

Teachers can choose from

  • Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

    Assisted visit

    We’ll help you plan an enjoyable trip that will engage and inspire your pupils.

    Our team of teachers and volunteers will lead your class through curriculum-linked education sessions and help you get the most out of your day.

    Due to coronavirus restrictions, we can accommodate groups of maximum 60 pupils. 

  • School pupil examining a seed on a Wakehurst school visit

    Self-led visit

    If you would like to manage your own school visit to Wakehurst, you still need to book with us in advance. This also applies to groups with an Educational Group National Trust card.

    Please give us at least 7 days notice prior to your planned visit.

'Students and teachers enjoyed the visit very much. The activities, the experiments and the visit to the seed bank were very well organised and run professionally. A big thank you to the team for the time and effort. The staff are very experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and supportive to all students and teachers. We had a great day!'

Brook House Sixth Form College

Everything you need for a visit

  • The branches of a Wollemi pine at Wakehurst

    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. 

  • Rhododendron mallotum

    Book your visit

    Find out how to book a school visit to Wakehurst.

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