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Getting to Wakehurst

The address for Wakehurst is: Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TN

Travelling by car or coach

Wakehurst is on the B2028 just south of Turners Hill and north of the village of Ardingly. The South of England Agricultural Showground is just a little further south.

  • From London take the M25 and M23
  • Leave the M23 at Junction 10, going left (east)
  • On the A264 go straight over one roundabout then right (south) at the next on to the B2028
  • Wakehurst is on the right after the village of Turners Hill, about 15 minutes from the M23


Parking is free for those who purchase a day ticket to enter Wakehurst, for Friends of Wakehurst and for Friends of Kew.

For all other visitors, cars are free for the first 30 minutes, £2 for the first hour and a half, £5 for two and a half hours, and £10 per day.

For more detailed information

Travelling by train

The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath, approximately six miles away. From here you can take a bus; the nearest stop is Perrymount Road (come out of the station and turn right). See the National Rail website for train timetables and live departures.

Visit the National Rail Haywards Heath station webpage

Travelling by bus

272 (Monday – Saturday) serving Crawley, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill

Please note there are no buses on Sundays or bank holidays.

For further information, including timetables and route maps, visit the Metrobus website or call 01293 449191.

Visit the Metrobus timetable webpage

Visitor Map

Download the Wakehurst Visitor Map

Disability access — parking

A number of parking spaces for cars displaying a Blue Badge are available adjacent to the Visitor Centre.