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Themed plant collections

Wakehurst's themed plant collections include four National Collections and beds planted to represent different threatened habitats.

Photo of Wakehurst chalk cliff parterre
Outside the entrance to the Wellcome Trust Millennium Building are eight raised beds planted to represent different threatened habitats.
Red berries of a skimmia plant
Wakehurst's skimmias are found throughout the ornamental gardens.
Lots of trees in Wakehurst's Pinetum
The name 'pinetum' is given to a collection of conifers.
Catkins of silver birch
The gardens at Wakehurst Place are home to National Collections of Skimmia, Hypericum, Betula and Nothofagus.