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. The current rate is available if you click on `Prices and Payments’ below.

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 letterheaded 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.

Prices & Payments

To Book an Educational Visit

Please e-mail education@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk or telephone 0121 450 5093 to secure a date in our diary. Once your date is confirmed we will e-mail you a link to our booking form. We need your completed form within one week of your provisional booking to guarantee your booking date.

(The best time to contact us is between 8:00am to 4:00pm on Monday to Friday. An answering machine is on during other times and all calls will be returned as quickly as possible.)

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.