Secondary school visits at the Arboretum

Harcourt Arboretum is just six miles south of Oxford City Centre. It has 130 acres of endangered trees, natural woodland and native wildflower meadow. 
We offer a range of sessions designed to enhance the curricula for all Key Stages. Sessions for further education groups are also available. Parking for cars and coaches is available on site.


About school visits

We offer a range of sessions for Key Stage 3, 4, 5 and further education groups. Each session lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours and has a maximum capacity of 35 students.

Please note that there is a charge for all education sessions. Our sessions fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sessions do not include a general tour of the Arboretum, so please make sure you book extra time with us if you wish to explore afterwards.


Session Max numbers Charge
Secondary school half-day session facilitated by Education Officer 35 £125.00
Secondary school full-day session facilitated by Education Officer 35 £250.00
Bespoke school programmes (full day, selection of workshops) Flexible Contact us
Outside lunch space at the Arboretum (45 minutes) 35 Free (but must book)

How to book

If you would like to make a booking for any of our sessions, please contact Lauren Baker at to discuss your needs.

To discuss any bespoke programmes, joint visits to any of our partner sites, or if you have any questions about our sessions you can email us directly at

Not a Secondary School?

Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum is here to support all forms of education. It is an excellent location for groups from colleges, adult education establishments, home schooling groups and Universities to visit as part of their programmes. Our Education teams can arrange bespoke sessions to suit the specification and degree of difficulty required for any group. Please get in touch with Lauren Baker at to discuss your exact requirements.

Information for your visit

Find out more about how to prepare for your visit, what to expect during it and follow-up activities for afterwards.