Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew at Wakehurst

Wakehurst is Kew’s country garden located in West Sussex. The 465 acres of country estate with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion, is also the home of the Millennium Seed Bank where seeds collected from wild plants from all over the world are stored.

Kew is a scientific amenity and educational organisation devoted to increasing knowledge and public understanding of plant and fungal diversity. Kew performs a unique role in local and international conservation, research and biodiversity.

At Wakehurst, all our learning experiences are taught by our professional, enthusiastic and dedicated Learning Programme Teachers. The schools programme has been developed to align with the National Curriculum and all of our programmes are reviewed and updated to strengthen links to the New National Curriculum in 2014. School visits are tailored to suit the needs of the school and this is achieved by careful planning between the teachers from Wakehurst and the visiting school.

We use active participation, questioning and exploratory learning to inspire a sense of achievement, enjoyment and curiosity for the natural world. We cater for students of all ages, from reception through to secondary schools, colleges, and universities. We also run a variety of professional development courses for teachers and technicians throughout the year.
Booking enquiries can be made by email at or by phone 01444 894055

Primary Resources: Check out the Great Plant Hunt

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