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  • Spring at Wakehurst
    Celebrate spring Bask in the colour of spring at Wakehurst's Bluebells and Brimstones festival
  • Children playing in natural play area at Wakehurst
    Family fun Bring the children along to enjoy the natural play features and some chocolatey Easter weekend activity
  • 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

Situated in West Sussex and set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve and an Elizabethan mansion. 

Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area, join a walking tour, take 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.

For opening times and details of how to find us, please see the 'Plan your visit' page.

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

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April 2014

Easter egg hunt

The Easter bunny giving out chocolate at Kew Gardens' Easter festival.

Collect tokens from around the Gardens to receive a delicious Easter egg.

Event date: 
20 Apr 2014, 9.30am to 1pm
Price: 

Free with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Tokens can be collected around the Gardens

Great Glass Lift

Exterior of the Secluded Garden

Step on board the Great Glass Lift for hands-on sessions.

Event date: 
5 April 2014 to 21 April 2014, 12pm to 1pm
Price: 

FREE with entry to the gardens.

Venue: 

Secluded Garden Glasshouse

Easter sugar and spice and all things nice

Take a sugar and spice themed trail around Wakehurst.

Event date: 
18 April 2014 to 21 April 2014, 12pm to 4pm
Price: 

£2.50 per participant
Normal admission applies (accompanied children under 16 are admitted free at Wakehurst).

Immerse yourself in Revolting Rhymes

Girl reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book outside the Palm House

Be disgusted by Revolting Rhymes and Oompa-Loompa poems.

Event date: 
5 April 2014 to 21 April 2014, 12pm to 4pm
Event details: 
Daily: 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm
Price: 

FREE with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

Princess of Wales Conservatory Film Room

Georgian cookery

Georgian cookery demonstration

Join the cooks as they prepare gorgeous Georgian chocolate recipes especially for Easter.

Event date: 
18 April 2014 to 21 April 2014, 11.30am to 4pm
Event details: 
Daily
Price: 

Free with entry to the Gardens

Venue: 

The Royal Kitchens, Kew Palace

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