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  • Spring at Wakehurst
    Celebrate spring Bask in the colour of spring at Wakehurst's Bluebells and Brimstones festival
  • Children playing in natural play area at Wakehurst
    Family fun Bring the children along to enjoy the natural play features and some chocolatey Easter weekend activity
  • Loder Valley Nature Reserve at Wakehust
    Experience nature The Loder Valley Nature Reserve boasts diverse animal and plant life, bird hides, woodland, wetland and meadowland

Situated in West Sussex and set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve and an Elizabethan mansion. 

Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area, join a walking tour, take 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.

For opening times and details of how to find us, please see the 'Plan your visit' page.

Plan your visit

Main attractions

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. Visit the Attractions page for the full list of all there is to see and do, or take a look below for upcoming events.

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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.

More about restaurants and cafés

What's on

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April 2014

Easter sugar and spice and all things nice

Take a sugar and spice themed trail around Wakehurst.

Event date: 
18 April 2014 to 21 April 2014
Event details: 
Daily 11am to 4pm
Price: 

£2.50 per participant
Normal admission applies (accompanied children under 16 are admitted free at Wakehurst).

Seasonal stroll and soup

Pond at Wakehurst in the spring time

Join us for the first of our Seasonal stroll and soup series with a look at Wakehurst's spring border colour, water garden and woodland flora.

Event date: 
29 Apr 2014, 10.30am to 1pm
Event details: 
Tutor: Paul Reader
Price: 

Course Fee: £20 per date

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Spring guided walks at Wakehurst

Magnolia in flower in spring at Wakehurst

A series of guided walks are being held to celebrate spring, lead by Wakehurst’s volunteer guides.

Event date: 
27 April 2014 to 5 May 2014, 12.30pm to 4pm
Event details: 
April 27, May 4 and 5 only
Price: 

FREE with admission to Wakehurst

Loder Valley Nature Reserve open days

Stunning view over the Loder Valley Reserve at Wakehurst

Discover the Loder Valley Nature Reserve, a conservation area for over 30 years.

Event date: 
18 April 2014 to 26 May 2014
Event details: 
Open days: April 18-21, May 3-5 and 24-26 only
Price: 

FREE with admission to Wakehurst

 

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