Information for your secondary school visit to the Garden

Group size

Most programmes are designed for up to 35 students. If the group is larger than this, then you may like to contact other venues as well as the Botanic Garden so that students can be spread over more than one location. For ideas of good venue combinations, please contact us.

Student supervision

All students under 16 must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult. We require a minimum ratio of one adult to ten students. Students over the age of 16 years must also be supervised by an adult.

Special needs

All our activities can be adapted for students with special educational needs. We are pleased to welcome special school groups and to support children with special needs who are integrated into mainstream schools. Please talk to us about your student’s needs when you book.

Lunch room

The Garden has space for around 30 students to eat; this needs to be booked at the same time as your visit.  


Information about parking minibuses and coaches can be given when booking.


School groups must book their visit in advance. You can book online, call the Botanic Garden on 01865 286 690 or email

Secondary school charges

Session Max numbers Charge
Secondary school half-day session facilitated by Education Officer 60 £100.00
Secondary school full-day session facilitated by Education Officer 60 £200.00
Introduction to the Garden for secondary school art groups (20 minutes) 60 £35.00
Add-on to facilitated visit: Self-guided sketching (45 minutes) 35 £20.00
Bespoke school programmes (full day, selection of workshops) Flexible Contact us
Lunch room at Botanic Garden (45 minutes) 35 £20.00