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Explore Wakehurst

  • Photo of irises by the pond
    Summer at Wakehurst Enjoy the spectacular displays of colour this summer at Wakehurst
  • Child explorer with binoculars at Wakehurst
    Come on an adventure So many beautiful and intriguing things to explore from amazing landscapes to historic buildings
  • Ratty Breakfast by Simon Roy
    Wakehurst's wildlife With woodlands, wetlands and meadowlands, Wakehurst provies the perfect habitat for a diverse range of animals

Enjoy Wakehurst this spring and see some explosions of colour. Take a wander through ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, national plant collections or a sculpture trail. Spot wildlife, stop for afternoon tea or find out about the vital conservation work being carried out by scientists in the Millennium Seed Bank. With so much to explore, where will you start?


Exploring Wakehurst with children

Children enjoying the natural play features at Wakehurst

Wakehurst isn’t just for garden enthusiasts. There are adventures to be had, woodlands to be explored, minibeasts to be spotted. From interactive wood scultpures to living willow tunnels, children of all ages love the natural play features, so why not join in! 

Wakehurst for children

Wakehurst's vistas and landscapes

Mixed lowland woodland viewed from Wakehurst,

From open sweeps of countryside to carpeted woodlands, from rolling hills to valleys and ravines, Wakehurst is a feast for the eyes. Take a look at the vistas and landscapes to be explored at Wakehurst.

Vistas and landscapes

National plant collections

Wakehurst boasts four national plant collections, Skimmia, Hypericum, Betula and Nothofagus, as well as a range of other themed collections, including planted beds representing eight threatened habitats.

Plant collections

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