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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Winter flowering Cyclamen coum originates from Turkey, Georgia and neigbouring countries. It is hardy in Britain and flowers from January to late February. The pink or white flowers withstand the hardest frosts and the leaves are often beautifully marked with silvery patterns as well. We have planted over 15,000 of these attractive plants, raised in this country from seed, by the Visitor Centre and in the Winter Garden.
“This species of cyclamen is one of my favourites, flowering through the dark winter months and growing in light shade on any soil so long as it drains well.” Chris Clennett, Garden Manager.
The Adventurous Journey continues!
Plants are essential to our existence, providing foods, building materials, fibres for clothing, medicines and fuel. However, habitats around the world are being rapidly destroyed by activities such as logging and urban developments.
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.
The stream that runs through the Slips connects several water-based garden features.
Opened in 1980, the focus of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve is on conservation of the plants and animals of the High Weald of Sussex.
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.
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