SCHOOL PRICES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Teaching Session Option

We offer more than 20 expertly-taught, cross-curricular sessions to choose from. Have your pupils study our tropical seeds, food products and tribal artefacts to learn about the fascinating rainforest environment; have them become detectives and solve cryptic clues that lead to some of our most interesting and astounding plants; have them learn about and handle our unique and exotic animal collection; have them hunt for pond creatures and minibeasts in our extensive, beautiful gardens, just to name a few. You will be able to tailor your teaching session to any subject, topic and age group, and know that they all link directly to the new national curriculum.

Off-Peak (August – February)

The price for one teaching session per class, including the Gardens’ entry fee, is just £7.40 per pupil and £1.80 per adult.

(Please note that there is a minimum charge of £111 for groups of fewer than 15 children wanting a teaching session, plus adults at £1.80 each.)

Peak (March – July)

The price for one teaching session per class, including the Gardens’ entry fee, is just £8.00 per pupil and £1.80 per adult.

(Please note that there is a minimum charge of £120 for groups of fewer than 15 children wanting a teaching session, plus adults at £1.80 each.)

All teaching sessions are available to view via our Teaching Sessions area of the website.

Nursery Groups

Self-guided nursery groups pay a separate nursery rate of £8.40 per adult and may bring 3 nursery children free with each adult. Any nursery groups requiring a teaching session pay the Teaching Session Option price stated above.

Goody Bags

Our Gift Shop is always open for pupils and teachers to purchase any souvenirs of their day at the Gardens. However, if teachers prefer not to visit the shop but would still like to make a purchase, then the shop can arrange for goody bags to made up for collection instead. Please advise of your requirements on your booking form. (We regret that we cannot invoice you for any shop/goody bag purchases. They must be paid for on the day via cash, cheque or credit card.)

Prices & Payments

Self-guided Option

Experience the humidity, sights and smells of the Tropical House, admire the gigantic Citrons in the Mediterranean House and the bizarre and fascinating ways that the Cacti have developed to protect themselves in the harsh environment of the world’s deserts. Don’t forget to allow plenty of time in addition, to wander around the stunning grounds seeing the giant koi carp and newly-refurbished Victorian cascade in the Rock Garden, stop and smell the many herbs in our Herb Garden, be fascinated by our exotic bird collection from all over the world and you never know, bump into one of our roaming peacocks!

There is so much to see at the Gardens, that you might just simply wish to explore the site without any paperwork, encouraging your pupils to touch, smell, look and listen to all the amazing plants, animals, and other features that you come across. Alternatively, you might decide to download and print off one of the many trails, worksheets, quizzes or colouring sheets that you will find on-line on our website in the teachers’ resources section. You can also borrow orienteering maps for the day if you would like to get some fresh air, encourage teamwork amongst your pupils and of course, set them a challenge!

Off-Peak (August – February)

Just £6.20 per pupil and £1.80 per adult allows you entry to the Gardens’ 4 glasshouses and 15 acres of grounds. As part of the entrance fee, a covered space will be provided for your lunch. Also, in warmer weather you are welcome to picnic in the grounds.

Peak (March – July)

Just £6.80 per pupil and £1.80 per adult allows you entry to the Gardens’ 4 glasshouses and 15 acres of grounds. As part of the entrance fee, a covered space will be provided for your lunch. Also, in warmer weather you are welcome to picnic in the grounds.

Payment Procedure

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card on the day. If you prefer, you can be invoiced before or after your visit (for groups of 10 children or more only).

All prices are inclusive of VAT. Don’t forget to talk to your bursar about claiming your VAT back!

Please Contact us

If you would like to organise a school visit, please telephone 0121 450 5093 or e-mail  education@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk