A challenge for the taste buds Learn about edible plants, cook with wild ingredients and sample tasty bugs!
Kew at Wakehurst A feast for the eyes at any time of year, Wakehurst is Kew’s garden in Sussex
Experience nature The Loder Valley Nature Reserve boasts diverse animal and plant life, bird hides, woodland, wetland and meadowland
Wakehurst's wildlife With woodlands, wetlands and meadowlands, Wakehurst provides the perfect habitat for a diverse range of animals
Millennium Seed Bank Learn how scientists at Wakehurst are protecting the world's plants from extinction in this fascinating building
Weddings at Wakehurst Celebrate in the stunning surroundings of our 400 acre country estate.
Kew's garden in Sussex
Wakehurst, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 6TN.
Open daily at 10am (closed only on 24 and 25 December).
The official website for Wakehurst; beautiful botanic gardens located in West Sussex and managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 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, enjoy afternoon tea or learn about the essential conservation work of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. With natural play areas for the children, and wildlife all around, there is something to keep everyone entertained.
Exclusive opening hours for Friends of Wakehurst / Kew (plus a guest) throughout July.
2-3 July 2016
A unique alfresco dining experience with a picnic at a giant straw table and some wild cookery workshops
21 July to 13 August
A programme of outdoor activities to keep the children occupied during the summer.
23 July to 4 September 2016
50 Years of Kew at Wakehurst
In 2015 we celebrated the golden jubilee of Kew’s management of the Wakehurst Estate.
Much has been achieved, from the Millennium Seed Bank project and the creation of the Loder Valley and Francis Rose Nature Reserves to the introduction of the Visitor Centre, the Seed café and Stables restaurant.
Wakehurst has become a world class visitor attraction.
Eat and drink
Stop for a bite to eat in the Seed Café with its panoramic views and open-air terrace, or visit The Stables, a licensed, self-service family restaurant, where you can enjoy lunch or afternoon tea.