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Attractions at Wakehurst

  • Layers of spring colour at Wakehurst
    Spring at Wakehurst Celebrate spring colour at our Bluebells and Brimstones festival
  • Child running in willow arches at Wakehurst in the children's play area
    Play time Fun for children in the maze, carvings and willow tunnels of the natural play area
  • Loder Valley Nature Reserve at Wakehust
    Vistas and landscapes Rolling hills and plunging valleys make for beautiful scenery at every turn
  • Wildlife in the Loder Valley Nature Reserve at Wakehurst
    Loder Valley Nature Reserve Watch the wildlife in the woodlands, wetlands and meadows of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve
  • Photo of the entrance to the Millennium Seed Bank
    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.

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Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition
This exhibition explains why plants are essential to our existence and what the Millennium Seed Bank is doing to preserve them.
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.
Purple orchid flowers
Flowering plants are divided into two types. Monocotyledons have a single seed leaf (cotyledon) and dicotyledons have two such embryonic leaves.
Bethlehem Wood at Wakehurst
Bethlehem Wood, located a short walk west of the Main Entrance and Visitor Centre, is comprised almost entirely of birches.
Yellow flower of St John's Wort
With their array of yellow flowers, Wakehurst's hypericums dominate the Specimen Beds, south of the Mansion, at the height of summer.
Red berries of a skimmia plant
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.
Lots of trees in Wakehurst's Pinetum
The name 'pinetum' is given to a collection of conifers.
Large tree roots in the Rock Walk
The dramatic Rock Walk features over a kilometre of sandstone outcrops, covered in tree roots, mosses, lichens and ferns.
Southern Hemisphere Garden
The Southern Hemisphere Garden comprises 16 beds exhibiting plants from South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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