Welcome to Wakehurst
Visit Wakehurst in West Sussex and explore 465 acres of country estate with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion. Join in our seasonal walks and themed tours to discover more.
Visit Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to see scientists at work and discover how we are helping to safeguard the world's most endangered plants.
Children (under 17) FREE
Wakehurst opens at 10am every day except 24/25 December.
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The Adventurous Journey continues!
Following the success of our Great Seed Swap, held at Wakehurst for the last two years, this year Kew's Millennium Seed Bank is hosting the Wakehurst Seed Festival, including the Seed Swap.
The stream that runs through the Slips connects several water-based garden features.
The Southern Hemisphere garden comprises 16 beds exhibiting plants from South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Opened in 2003, the Francis Rose Reserve covers 25 hectares and stretches from the Himalayan Glade to Tilgate Wood, which lies just inside of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles officially opened the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) in 2000, describing it as “a gold reserve … a place where this reserve currency, in this case life itself, is stored.”
Thu 18 July 2013, 10.30am-1pm
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - come and celebrate the joys of seasonality in this regular series of quarterly talks and strolls at Wakehurst, a garden for all year round interest.
Take this opportunity to explore the fascinating hidden lives of our native bat species.
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