Book an education visit to Wakehurst

Visit with your school or university group and be inspired by our wild botanic garden in Sussex.

Pupils on a Wakehurst school visit

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

We offer: 

Before you book

A typical full-day primary visit would feature a central workshop, a learning trail in the gardens and one further session. Secondary visits typically feature two to three sessions, depending on the workshop.

Choose one session and add notes regarding other requirements in the ‘Any additional comments’ box at the end of the booking form.

Once you have booked, one of our experienced teachers will contact you to build a day around your chosen session, ensuring that all of your learning objectives are covered.

We aim to confirm your booking within 5 working days.

If you would like to cancel or alter your booking more than 4 weeks before your visit date, there will not be a charge.

Please see our terms and conditions.

Please note we have limited availability for the Spring / Summer term, particularly if you wish to bring more than one class. 

We encourage you to book for the Autumn term when Wakehurst is beautiful, or to book early for next spring/summer to ensure your choice of dates.

We also have an outreach offer, where we can bring certain primary sessions to your school. 

Booking form

When would you like to visit?

Please give 3 possible dates.

For education sessions, all dates must be at least 6 weeks away.

If you wish to visit on 2 or more different dates, please complete a separate form for each visit.  Similarly, if you wish to book different education sessions on the same day for different year groups (for example, year 1 for Amazing Seeds and Year 6 for KS2 Rainforest), please complete a separate form for each type of session, noting in the 'Any additional comments' section that the groups will be visiting on the same day.

Who will be visiting?

Where will you be visiting from?
What year groups (ages) are your pupils?

About your accompanying adults

You must have the correct ratios of adults to pupils:  

SEN 1:1   EYFS 1:4   KS1 1:5   KS2 1:8   KS3 1:10   KS4/5 1:12 

  • Accompanying adults free

About your visit

Which Key Stage sessions are you looking for?
EYFS sessions
Key Stage 1 sessions
Key Stage 2 sessions
Key Stage 3 sessions
Key Stage 4 sessions
Key Stage 5 sessions

Your contact details

Your school / institution

Lead teacher on the day of our visit

Lead contact

School finance contact

Admin / finance contact

Any additional comments

How did you hear about us?
You will need to tick all three to proceed:

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will use your information as the primary contact point for the purposes of booking your school’s visit to Kew. We** will use your data to fulfil an agreement with you and for legitimate interest purposes. Your information is accessible by Kew Schools team and other teams at Kew involved in Schools related processing. We will use your information to deal with queries, to obtain feedback and to provide you with information that may be relevant or of interest to you or your school/ organisation. This may include sending you newsletters including details of new educational initiatives being run at Kew and Wakehurst and on Endeavour (Kew's online collection of teaching resources). Including, information about primary and secondary school conferences and competitions. You can choose to unsubscribe at any time from these newsletters by selecting 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of an email from us.

Booking information will be retained for 7 years to comply with financial legal obligations and you will receive updates from us until you ask to be removed from the list. Kew’s privacy policy explains what data we collect and why, how we use it and other information relevant to the privacy of your data.

**'We' refers to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and its wholly owned trading subsidiary RBG Kew Enterprises Limited.

Pupils on a school session

Looking to book an education visit to Kew Gardens?

Visit with your school or university group and be inspired by our world-leading botanic gardens.