Welcome to Wakehurst
Visit Wakehurst in West Sussex and explore 465 acres of country estate with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion. Join in our seasonal walks and themed tours to discover more.
Visit Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to see scientists at work and discover how we are helping to safeguard the world's most endangered plants.
Adults £12.50 / £13.75 with Gift Aid
Children (16 and under) FREE
Wakehurst opens at 10am every day except 24/25 December, when the garden is closed.
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Plant of the week at Wakehurst
Liquidambar is a stately upright tree even in spring and summer, when the deeply cut leaves bear some similarity to maples. Late into autumn, after all the maples have lost their leaves, this tree comes into its own. Gradually the leaves adopt an intense maroon-red before lightening to orange and yellow as they fall.
We have many specimens of liquidambar in Horsebridge Wood (map reference C5) as well as two by the Mansion Pond (H3) where their colours are beautifully reflected in the water.
Sun 01 December - Sun 22 December 2013
Come to Wakehurst this December to see the Christmas tree lights, enjoy a winter walk, and visit Santa's grotto.
The Adventurous Journey continues!
The name 'pinetum' is given to a collection of conifers.
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.
Opened in 2003, the Francis Rose Reserve covers 25 hectares and stretches from the Himalayan Glade to Tilgate Wood, which lies just inside of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve.
Water runs all the way through Wakehurst Place - the streams from Westwood Valley and Horsebridge Wood were dammed to create Westwood Lake, set in a valley and surrounded by mostly mixed native woodland.
Wed 12 June 2013 - Mon 07 March 2016, 11.30am, 2.00pm
Daily tours allow visitors to see plants of seasonal interest and learn about some of the fascinating history of the estate.
These afternoon walks on the second and fourth Thursday of each month take over two hours and take in the entire woodland collections, as well as the ornamental areas of Wakehurst.
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