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  • Stunning autumn colour in the grounds at Wakehurst
    Autumn at Wakehurst Bring the family to enjoy the grounds and activities at Wakehurst this autumn
  • Loder Valley Nature Reserve at Wakehust
    Experience nature The Loder Valley Nature Reserve boasts diverse animal and plant life, bird hides, woodland, wetland and meadowland
  • Wakehurst Glow Wild photo
    Glow Wild at Wakehurst Enjoy a magical walk through a winter wonderland as seasonal lanterns light up Wakehurst after dark

Kew's garden in Sussex

Wakehurst Place is a National Trust site, managed by Kew Gardens. It is situated in West Sussex, set in 465 acres of country estate and boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve and an Elizabethan mansion. 

Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy afternoon tea, or learn about the essential conservation work of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. With a natural play area for the children, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

Plan your visit

Main attractions

Child explorer with binoculars at Wakehurst

There is always plenty to see at Wakehurst, from the blossom and blooms of the formal gardens to the diverse animal and plant life of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve. Visit the Attractions page for the full list of all there is to see and do, or take a look below for upcoming events.

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Eat and drink

Homemade cake by Peyton and Byrne

Stop for a bite to eat in the Seed Café with its panoramic views and open-air terrace, or visit The Stables, a licenced self-service family restaurant, where you can enjoy lunch or afternoon tea.

More about restaurants and cafés

What's on

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30 October 2014

Free daily guided tours at Wakehurst

Winter Garden at Wakehurst

Daily tours allow visitors to see plants of seasonal interest and discover the fascinating history of the estate.

Event date: 
1 January 2014 to 23 December 2014
Event details: 
Daily at 11.30am and 2pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst. No need to pre-book. Details from the Visitor Centre.

Venue: 

Tours start at the Mansion carriage ring

See Wakehurst in a new light

Early morning in the woods at Wakehurst

Enjoy an early morning walk through the gardens and nature reserve as the sun comes up.

Event date: 
30 Oct 2014, 6.30am to 10am
Event details: 
Gates open at 6.30am, breakfast in the Stables Restaurant from 7.30am
Price: 

£12.50 (including parking), free for Wakehurst Place season ticket holders and Friends of Kew.

Venue: 

Wakehurst Place

Meadow Folk Exhibition

Photo of the meadow exhibition

An exhibition to celebrate the quintessential traditional hay meadow

Event date: 
3 May 2014 to 24 December 2014, 10am to 6pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst.

Leaf your mark!

Leaf Peeper to be made by children visiting Wakehurst in October 2014

Come to Wakehurst and enjoy our fun family activities this October half-term.

Event date: 
27 October 2014 to 31 October 2014, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Price: 

Half-term activities £2 per child (not including with entry to Wakehurst). No booking necessary.

Venue: 

the Mansion, Wakehurst Place

31 October 2014

Free daily guided tours at Wakehurst

Winter Garden at Wakehurst

Daily tours allow visitors to see plants of seasonal interest and discover the fascinating history of the estate.

Event date: 
1 January 2014 to 23 December 2014
Event details: 
Daily at 11.30am and 2pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst. No need to pre-book. Details from the Visitor Centre.

Venue: 

Tours start at the Mansion carriage ring

Meadow Folk Exhibition

Photo of the meadow exhibition

An exhibition to celebrate the quintessential traditional hay meadow

Event date: 
3 May 2014 to 24 December 2014, 10am to 6pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst.

Leaf your mark!

Leaf Peeper to be made by children visiting Wakehurst in October 2014

Come to Wakehurst and enjoy our fun family activities this October half-term.

Event date: 
27 October 2014 to 31 October 2014, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Price: 

Half-term activities £2 per child (not including with entry to Wakehurst). No booking necessary.

Venue: 

the Mansion, Wakehurst Place

1 November 2014

Free daily guided tours at Wakehurst

Winter Garden at Wakehurst

Daily tours allow visitors to see plants of seasonal interest and discover the fascinating history of the estate.

Event date: 
1 January 2014 to 23 December 2014
Event details: 
Daily at 11.30am and 2pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst. No need to pre-book. Details from the Visitor Centre.

Venue: 

Tours start at the Mansion carriage ring

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Wakehurst season ticket

Enjoy free parking and entry to Wakehurst all year round

Exterior of the grand Wakehurst Mansion at Wakehurst Place

More from Wakehurst

Wakehurst for kids

An action-packed guide to children's activities at Wakehurst.

A kids's guide to Wakehurst Place

Free guided tours

Discover the history of the Wakehurst estate

Wakehurst Mansion and grounds in the summer sun

Season ticket

Free entry and parking at Wakehurst.

Open gate in the Henry Price walled garden at Wakehurst

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out more about our vital work saving seeds.

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition