Educational prices frozen since 2016!


Teaching Session Option 

We offer a wide range of expertly-taught, cross-curricular teaching sessions to choose from. Have your students study our tropical seeds, food products and tribal artefacts to learn about the fascinating rainforest environment; have them become detectives and solve clues that lead to some of our most interesting and astounding plants; have them learn about and handle our unique and exotic animal collection, just to name a few. Teaching sessions link directly to the new National Curriculum and can be tailored to fit any topic.


Off-peak (August – February): £7.40 per student for one teaching session or £10 for two sessions (and Gardens entry)

Peak (March – July): £8.00 per student, per teaching session (and Gardens entry)


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


Payment Procedure

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


Self-guided Option

There is so much to see at the Gardens that you might just simply wish to explore the site independently, encouraging your students to touch, smell, look and listen to all the amazing plants, animals, and other features that you come across.

You can use as many of the free educational resources as you like, to help you structure your time at the Gardens. There are also four exciting Activity Packs available to hire (Musical Rainstorm, Tree-mendous Trees, Cryptic Orienteering & Ecological Sampling).

Off-Peak (August – February): £6.20 per student

Peak (March – July): £6.80 per student

Adult Prices 

Two adults per group of 30 children will be admitted free. Any additional adults are just £1.80.

Minimum Charge

In order to cover our costs as an Educational Charity, a minimum charge will be levied for groups with fewer than 15 children (August – February) or 20 children (March – July).

Goody Bags

Our Gift Shop and Garden Centre is always open for children and teachers to purchase any souvenirs of their day at the Gardens. However, if group leaders prefer not to visit the shop but would still like to make a purchase, then goody bags can be made up for collection instead. Please advise of your requirements on your booking form. (We are unable to invoice for any shop/goody bag purchases. These must be paid for on the day of your visit via cash or debit/credit card.)

Please contact us …

For more information, or to book an exciting educational visit, please contact us by telephone (0121 450 5093) or e-mail.