School and Educational Visits 2019
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden is set in ten acres of secluded Surrey countryside and is more reminiscent of a tropical rainforest than a traditional English garden. The Sculpture Garden welcomes school visits from the first week in April to the last week in October. There are around 200 sculptures to see in the Garden, in a huge variety of styles and materials.
The Sculpture Garden provides a safe place to study and is relevant to various subjects across the curriculum, such as Design and Technology; general Art & Design, History of Art, Photography, Landscape Design, Leisure & Tourism, and Environmental Studies. Drawing, painting and photography classes may be held in the Sculpture Garden by arrangement.
The exotic large-leafed plants in the Garden also have sculptural and architectural qualities and are an equal source of creative inspiration. A magical atmosphere surrounds the Garden that, in our experience, appeals to children and adults alike.
Bookings for groups no larger than 30 pupils with a suitable number of adults should be made in advance and visits take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.30am till 5pm. There may be other groups and members of the public visiting, but we will do our best to ensure large groups have the Garden to themselves, or groups are staggered throughout the day. Smaller groups (under 15) are also welcome to visit on Thursdays and Fridays, when the general public will also be in the Sculpture Garden. Standard admission prices will apply on Thursdays and Fridays.
The cost is £ 7.20 per schoolchild (under 16)
£ 8.40 per student
£ 9.60 per teacher / tutor or accompanying adult
Prices are INCLUSIVE of VAT
A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking. We know from experience that groups usually like to arrive mid-morning, see the sculpture, have lunch (please bring a picnic with you; there is a small covered seating area available for when it rains) and then draw in the afternoon. There are no refreshment facilities at the Sculpture Garden. We would also like to draw your attention to our Litter & Recycling Policy practiced throughout the Garden. Please can you ensure that any litter is either kindly taken back to school or placed in one of the three bins provided beneath reception.
N.B We advise that at least one adult accompanies 8-10 pupils. Accompanying adults are advised to walk their students through the Garden for both the School’s & Sculpture Garden’s peace of mind. Care must be taken as any damages must be paid for by the visiting school.
Please note that the drive and surrounding lanes are not suitable for coaches, we suggest you come by car or in minibuses. There is ample parking, and if you must come by coach relevant information regarding parking can be found here.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable at the time of booking. We must receive the deposit at least 2 weeks before your visit. If a deposit has not been received within two weeks of your visit then we are afraid the visit will be cancelled.
Please wear sensible shoes or Wellington boots. After heavy rain the Garden can be rather muddy and slippery in places.
Group visits must be settled up before or on the day of the visit, when exact numbers are confirmed.
Booking form can be found below - please fill in all the requested fields.
We will be in touch shortly to confirm your visit.
Alternatively, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or phone us on 01306 627269 to discuss your visit.