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Formal gardens

With beautiful displays of plants from across the world, the colour and textures in the formal gardens bring year-round interest.

Wakehurst Mansion and pond with spring border
The pond lies a short way southeast of the Mansion, reflecting the 400-year old sandstone building.
Southern Hemisphere Garden
The Southern Hemisphere Garden comprises 16 beds exhibiting plants from South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Spring Border at Wakehurst
The Spring Border is alive with flowers from late March through to late May.
Flowers in bloom in the Tony Schilling Asian Heath Garden
Lying east of the Mansion Pond, the Tony Schilling Asian Heath Garden displays plants from mountainous regions of Taiwan, Korea, the Sino-Himalayas and Japan.
Winter Garden at Wakehurst
The Winter Garden is designed to highlight the wide selection of plants that flower or retain colour and textures during the grey days between November and February.