Wakehurst car parking
First 30 minutes of parking free
Cars: Free for the first 30 minutes, £2 for the first hour and a half, £5 for two and a half hours, £10 per day. These charges were introduced in April 2014.
Please note: free car parking applies to those who purchase a day ticket to enter Wakehurst, Friends of Wakehurst and Friends of Kew. Minibuses and coaches bringing school children on formal educational visits also park for free.
Who has to pay?
- National Trust members retain their free entry to Wakehurst but are required to pay for parking.
- Parking charges also apply to Blue Badge (disabled) cardholders who enter Wakehurst free with National Trust membership.
Become a Friend of Wakehurst
Friends of Wakehurst provide much-needed, direct revenue to Kew and Wakehurst. Join as a Friend for just £25 by direct debit (£30 by cash or credit card) and enjoy free entry to Wakehurst plus a range of other great benefits. For less than 50p a week you will receive:
- unlimited entry to the gardens at Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year round
- 10% off purchases in the Visitor Centre shop and Plant centre (some exclusions apply)
- digital editions of Kew magazine
- one free ticket to Kew Gardens
- two free exclusive member events
- regular e-newsletters
- free car parking at Wakehurst
Join as a Friend at the Visitor Centre and start enjoying the benefits straight away.
Your questions answered
We answer your questions about the introduction of parking charges.