Booking A School Visit

General Information for All Schools

Pre-booking for all school groups during term-time is essential, even if you wish to be self-guided without any facilities. There is a charge made for all school admissions, and the current rate is available in the ‘School Prices & Payment’ section under the ‘Education’ tab above.

Booking a School Visit During Term-Time

Telephone icon 0121 450 5093 (Please note that the best times to get hold of us are 9:30am to 1:30pm on Mondays to Thursdays when our Education Administrator is available. An answering machine is on during other times but all calls will be returned as quickly as possible)

Or you can email the Education Team for school enquiries direct.

Once you have secured a date in our diary, please complete and return the appropriate booking form below:

PDF IconEDUCATION BOOKING FORM (for compatibility with your computer, please use Internet Explorer as your browser to open this interactive form)

We need your completed form straight away to guarantee your booking date. Please note that once you have booked a date with us and you cancel your booking within 4 weeks of your visit date, the full charge will be made. We regret to advise that this applies to all bookings made regardless of the reason for your cancellation. Schools must put any changes to your group size in writing to us, addressed to the Education Manager otherwise the full charge will be made.

Booking a School Visit Out of Term-Time

Telephone icon 01562 882915

Please note that visits for groups during school holidays and weekends are usually offered on a self-guided basis. However, if you are interested in adding an educational activity or tour to your visit, please contact us to find out what’s available.


Teacher Pre-Visits

We strongly recommend that all teachers carry out a pre-visit, even if you have been to the Gardens before as things change. For free admission during the Gardens’ opening hours seven days a week, simply bring along headed paper from your school, signed by your Head Teacher with the date of your visit, to show to the main reception desk. Please note that if you bring any guests or family members with you, they will be charged admission.