School visits to the garden

We offer a bespoke, tailor-made education programme here at the CPG – for all Key Stages, including EYFS – to celebrate and learn about the wonderful world of plants. With this, we can provide a unique and valuable learning experience that, not only meets curriculum objectives but also is suited to interests and needs to you and your class.

A typical education visit includes a tour of the Garden, with a focus on your topic, a chance to handle a variety of plant artefacts and an opportunity for each child to plant a seed to take home.

Sessions are available for full-day (£8) or half-day (£6) per child. Adults are free. Book a session here. 

We have some provision to offer free sessions to a limited number of schools. Please contact our education team to discuss this option.

See below for workshops we have delivered. If you are looking for something different, we can plan a personalised workshop, just for you.

Call our education team on 0207 3496 453 or email on [email protected]


  • Exploring using the senses
  • Patterns, colours and shapes
  • Pond life 

Key Stage 1:

  • Seasonal Changes
  • The mini-beasts of the compost bin
  • Plants in our lives
  • Plants and the weather
  • Pond life, including pond dipping
  • Materials in the garden

Key Stage 2:

  • Seed dispersal
  • Variation in plant life
  • The art and science of chocolate
  • Germination and plant growth
  • How can we improve our environment
  • Plant poisons
  • Plant medicines
  • Climate change and us
  • Ecology of the pond and compost heap

Key Stage 3*:

  • Natural dying
  • Ecology – including food chains, abiotic and biotic factors and trophic levels found within the garden.
  • Forensic biology
  • Botanical toxicology
  • Medicinal planting
  • History of plant exploration
  • Exploring the tensile strength of plants and their relationship with fabric
  • Plant pathogens

*All suggested Key Stage 3 workshops can be amended to support A-level students.