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  • Thought to be the world's largest living Christmas tree
    Wakehurst's giant Christmas tree thought to be the country's largest living Christmas tree
  • Wakehurst - autumn
    Autumn at Wakehurst Bring the family to enjoy the grounds and activities at Wakehurst this autumn
  • Loder Valley
    Experience nature The Loder Valley Nature Reserve boasts diverse animal and plant life, bird hides, woodland, wetland and meadowland

Kew's garden in Sussex

Wakehurst Place is a National Trust site, managed by Kew Gardens. It is situated in West Sussex, set in 465 acres of country estate and boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve and an Elizabethan mansion. 

Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy afternoon tea, or learn about the essential conservation work of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. With a natural play area for the children, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

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Children with lanterns at Wakehurst's Glow Wild event

Glow Wild
Don't miss our first Glow Wild festival of lights, where a trail of lanterns will turn Wakehurst into a winter wonderland.

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Wakehurst Autumn tours
Festive stroll and soup
Join one of our horticultural experts on a festive stroll around the garden, followed by warming soup. 9 December 2014.

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A willow angel christmas decoration

Willow Christmas decorations workshop
Learn how to make your own unique Christmas decorations from locally grown willow.

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Child explorer with binoculars at Wakehurst
There is always plenty to see at Wakehurst, from the blossom and blooms of the formal gardens to the diverse animal and plant life of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve. 


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Eat and drink

Homemade cake by Peyton and Byrne

Stop for a bite to eat in the Seed Café with its panoramic views and open-air terrace, or visit The Stables, a licenced self-service family restaurant, where you can enjoy lunch or afternoon tea.

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Open gate in the Henry Price walled garden at Wakehurst

Millennium Seed Bank

Find out more about our vital work saving seeds

Visitors in the Millennium Seed Bank Exhibition