School Trips and Visits
School visits at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
How do bananas and pineapples grow? Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? Why do cactus plants look so strange? What is a Tenrec? Find out the answer to these questions and many more, as your pupils explore our 4 glasshouses and 15 acres of gardens.
Here at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, we offer a `school trip` like no other. You can explore our unique glasshouses and experience an authentic rainforest adventure! Then walk straight from experiencing hot and humid tropical conditions into a desert climate and observe the changes to plants due to the seasons.
A `school trip` like no other!
We provide a unique service across the West Midlands and beyond, both to schools and colleges in term-time, but also to holiday clubs and youth groups outside of term-time. Most visits begin when we open at 10am but you can choose your own package to best suit your requirements.
Allow us to share the knowledge and experience we have gained over 185 years in one of our expertly-taught, cross-curricular teaching sessions that will be tailor-made to your age group and topic (one teaching session per class of 30 children). Or opt for a self-guided visit where teachers can lead their own activities using our wide range of comprehensive teachers’ resources on-line. (Teaching sessions take place in our dedicated classrooms, in the glasshouses or out in the gardens.)
Please click on `Prices and Payments` below to find out more about our education service and how to book a school visit, or contact us by telephone on 0121 450 5093 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Gardens are recognised as a centre of excellence and we are delighted to have been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge in recognition of our high-quality education service.
Growing Schools Garden Award
Birmingham Botanical Gardens are proud to announce being awarded a Growing Schools Garden Award in recognition by the Department for Education that we:
– Exemplify good practice, including risk management, in children’s learning in the natural environment.
– Provide access to gardens that offer a range of plant displays and opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
– Are host to teacher training and educators to develop outside classrooms for learning.
The Children’s University is an International critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative Learning Activities outside of the school day.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens are a registered Children’s University Learning Destination, where Passport to Learning credits can be achieved by completing our creative Learning Activities.
School Travel Awards
Win £1,500 for your school! Enter this year’s `My Best School Trip Award`.
Organised by School Travel Organiser magazine, the School Travel Awards are back for 2017/18 and are up and running with the `My Best School Trip Award`. Entry details.