Attractions at Wakehurst
Spring at Wakehurst Celebrate spring colour at our Bluebells and Brimstones festival
Play time Fun for children in the maze, carvings and willow tunnels of the natural play area
Vistas and landscapes Rolling hills and plunging valleys make for beautiful scenery at every turn
Loder Valley Nature Reserve Watch the wildlife in the woodlands, wetlands and meadows of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve
Millennium Seed Bank Learn how scientists at Wakehurst are protecting the world's plants from extinction in this fascinating building
Explore the many attractions there are to see and do at Wakehurst; from the National Birch Collection in Bethlehem Wood to the Southern Hemisphere Garden, the wetlands and the wildlife. Find your favourites in the list below.
This exhibition explains why plants are essential to our existence and what the Millennium Seed Bank is doing to preserve them.
Outside the entrance to the Wellcome Trust Millennium Building are eight raised beds planted to represent different threatened habitats.
Flowering plants are divided into two types. Monocotyledons have a single seed leaf (cotyledon) and dicotyledons have two such embryonic leaves.
Bethlehem Wood, located a short walk west of the Main Entrance and Visitor Centre, is comprised almost entirely of birches.
With their array of yellow flowers, Wakehurst's hypericums dominate the Specimen Beds, south of the Mansion, at the height of summer.
Wakehurst's skimmias are found throughout the ornamental gardens.
Wakehurst's National Collection of southern beeches (Nothofagus) is located within Coates' Wood, roughly to the north of the Main Gate and Visitor Centre.
The name 'pinetum' is given to a collection of conifers.
The dramatic Rock Walk features over a kilometre of sandstone outcrops, covered in tree roots, mosses, lichens and ferns.
The Southern Hemisphere Garden comprises 16 beds exhibiting plants from South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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