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Wakehurst car parking — your questions answered

Wakehurst Mansion and pond with spring border
Fri, 2014-03-14 17:16

Please note that parking is free for all day paying visitors to Wakehurst, for Friends of Wakehurst and for Friends of Kew.

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

Car parking charges at Wakehurst

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.

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.