Home school visits frequently asked questions

Our frequently asked questions (FAQs) covers information about home school visits

  • Entry to the garden is free for home educator families or groups attending one of our home educator workshops on the specific dates indicated on the What’s On at Wisley page
  • The arrival time is 10am at the main garden entrance where you will be met by a member of staff
  • A health and safety briefing will be given on arrival, after which the workshop will start promptly at 10.30am and last for 90 minutes. The afternoon can be spent enjoying the garden at your leisure
  • Children must be supervised at all times and parents and guardians are part of the Garden Learning experience
  • Home Educator school and family groups must include at least one child of school age (5–18 years, or 4 years if their next birthday is 31 August or earlier) and one supervising adult (this is to allow as many families as possible to take part in to the offer, as spaces are limited)
  • The topic of the workshop given will be at the discretion of the Education Officer but will be relevant to the National Curriculum
  • Workshops take place almost entirely outside so please ensure you are dressed appropriately for the weather
  • Workshops for Home Educator families or groups take place only on the dates stated and cannot be arranged on any other days or at other times.
  • Please ensure you bring your booking confirmation with you
Booking is essential. As places are limited, we ask that you only book one Science and one Art day per academic year (please see RHS Wisley Garden What’s on page for dates and booking); this will allow other home educator families and groups to take part.

Please note: If you are operating as a Home School Group of 15 students or more and have Public Liability Insurance, then you are welcome to book one of our guided or self-guided school visits, which take place during term-time. Please see our Guided School Visits page for more details.

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