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Wakehurst car parking - your questions answered

Photo of Wakehurst Mansion
Fri, 2014-03-14 17:16

We very much appreciate the support shown by visitors and National Trust members who have continued to visit Wakehurst Place during this period of change.

We also acknowledge that for others the introduction of car parking charges has elicited a strong response. We understand that many feel a very personal connection to Wakehurst Place and we would ask that they consider channelling that passion into helping us ensure that Wakehurst thrives and survives.

Car parking charges at Wakehurst Place

Photo of the Mansion House at Wakehurst Place
Tue, 2014-02-18 08:45

Joint statement between National Trust and Kew

In a joint statement Sir Simon Jenkins, Chairman, National Trust, and Marcus Agius, Chairman, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, said:

'The National Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have been working together to find a sustainable future for Kew at Wakehurst Place.

Spring comes early to Wakehurst

A blue sea of Chionodoxa, glory-of-the-snow at Wakehurst in spring
Thu, 2014-02-13 17:22

Early spring

Spring has come early this year to Wakehurst, the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with over eighty varieties of plant in flower after weeks of mild weather.

While the rest of the country has been battered by rain and gales, it has been a particularly mild winter in the South East. As a result the first daffodils are blooming at Wakehurst this week – almost two months earlier than they did last year when plants were held back by prolonged snow and freezing temperatures.

Live online chat with Kew experts on how to grow orchids

Photo of pink phalanopsis from a previous orchid festival
Wed, 2014-02-12 11:48

Event details

  • Date: 20 February 2014
  • Time: 1-2pm
  • Location: online

About the event

As part of Kew's Orchids festival, we are offering orchid enthusiasts an hour-long opportunity to put questions about growing orchids to Kew’s expert horticulturists.

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