Self-guided groups of young people

Information for visits from self guided groups of young people or uniformed groups

Educational groups

Not everyone needs a tour guide and small groups of students are welcome to come self-guided.

You must pre-book.

We are a registered charity and cannot waive admission prices to our site.

Uniformed groups

Groups including Rainbows, Brownies, Beavers, Cubs etc.

A perfect setting to bring your pack for a guided tour as part of outdoor interest badge like Wildlife Explorers or Seasons.

Activities could include:

  • pond dipping
  • mini-beast hunting
  • becoming a nature detective by identifying tracks or signs of animals
  • discovering trees from around the world

Our education department can custom design your trip at the Gardens to suit your pack, or you can come self-guided.

Price and availability
  • Up to 17 years in full time education £2.50 + VAT per student + £20 booking fee + VAT
  • Available to small groups by prior arrangement during our normal opening times. Allow 15 minutes for collection before closing.
Contact us

Phone us to check your proposed date and time, and then complete the booking form.


You must read and accept the terms and conditions before completing the booking form.

When you have completed and submitted the booking form you will receive an automated reply.