Celebrate spring at Wakehurst Place
Celebrate spring at two special weekends at Wakehurst Place, the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the heart of the Sussex countryside.
A series of guided walks are being held on the weekends of April 20/21 and April 27/28 to enable visitors to savour the glories of the season.
Volunteer guides will be leading a variety of guided walks each day from noon onwards, ranging from 45 minute walks on level ground, to longer two hour walks covering a greater distance around the gardens at Ardingly, near Haywards Heath.
Wakehurst is renowned for its spring flowers and, with formal gardens and natural woodlands, there is always a wealth of natural beauty to enjoy around the 500 acre estate.
The cold start to the year means plants are flowering later than usual, but there is still masses of spring colour to see at Wakehurst including daffodils, camellias, rhododendrons, and primroses.
Chris Clennett, Garden Manager, said: “Our guided walks are a great way to see nature bursting into life and enjoy the very best of the sights and scents of the seasons around the gardens.
“The cold start to the year means everything is flowering two or three weeks later than usual, but there is still plenty to see. As the weather warms up, there should be a spectacular spring as everything catches up.”
The programme of guided walks will start from 12 noon each day, with walks going on throughout the afternoon. Normal admission prices apply, the walks are free and no booking is required.
For more details ring 01444 894067 or visit http://www.kew.org/visit-wakehurst/whats-on/wakehurst-place-spring-walks.htm
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