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Events and education at the Tropical Ravine

  • Events at the Tropical Ravine

    Currently there are no events at the Tropical Ravine.

  • Volunteering at the Tropical Ravine

    There are opportunities to volunteer at the ravine. If you have a passion for plants and heritage and would be interested in giving tours and engaging with visitors, you could join our Tropical Ravine team.

    For more information, email or call 07775 031345.

  • Education visits

    The Tropical Ravine is a unique, historic building in Botanic Gardens. It was created in Belfast’s Victorian heyday to display rare and beautiful tropical plants brought to the city from around the world.

    Our Victorian Gardens

    This resource is for schools. It is self-led and showcases the Tropical Ravine and Botanic Gardens' heritage, explores Victorian invention and engineering and explains plant properties and uses.

    Information Details
    Session Led by teacher
    Location Tropical Ravine upper walkways, ground floor tropical zone and Botanic Gardens
    Access to the Tropical Ravine Ground floor will only be available when booked through the Education officer
    Resources on site Worksheets, clipboards and Activity Box with tools for onsite learning
    Session length Session length will vary depending on group requirements: thirty minutes to three hours
    Available Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning and Friday morning
    Maximum group size Contact the Education Officer by email

    This resource is in development and free. For more information, to book your class on site and use this resource, contact the Tropical Ravine education officer

  • Belfast Wi-FI

    Free Wi-Fi is available at the Tropical Ravine.

  • Accessibility

    The Tropical Ravine is accessible to wheelchair-users in the spaces used for a full educational visit, including the Tropical Zone and the Ravine walkway. There is lift access to the exhibition on the walkway, but some doors are not automatic. 

    Accessible toilets

    There is an accessible toilet in the Tropical Ravine building. There are also public toilets in Botanic Gardens which have an accessible toilet. You should request the key for toilets in Botanic Gardens if your group is touring the gardens.

    Disabled parking

    If your group has mobility requirements, you should tell us when booking.

    People with hearing loss

    The Tropical Ravine has an induction loop system. If your group needs to use this, you should tell us when booking.

  • Book a school group

    Education tours are not available.

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Contact the Tropical Ravine

For more information and advice, get in touch.

07775 031345

Botanic Gardens, Belfast, BT7 1LP

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