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  • Photo of a family at Wakehurst
    Summer at Wakehurst Bring the family to enjoy the grounds and activities at Wakehurst this summer
  • 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

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2 August 2014

Wildflower challenge

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Put your botanical knowledge to the test by taking part in our Magical Meadows wildflower challenge.

Event date: 
3 May 2014 to 20 August 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst

IGPOTY wildlife photography exhibition

International Garden Photographer of the Year logo

This year's International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is held in the Millennium Seed Bank atrium at Wakehurst Place.

Event date: 
29 July 2014 to 25 September 2014
Event details: 
Daily during garden opening hours
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst

Venue: 

Millennium Seed Bank Atrium

3 August 2014

Meadow Folk Exhibition

Photo of the meadow exhibition

An exhibition to celebrate the quintessential traditional hay meadow

Event date: 
3 May 2014 to 24 December 2014, 10am to 6pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst.

Summer holiday fun ‘Fields of Flowers’

Photo of a Wakehurst meadow stick

Make a lucky dip Meadow Stick and use it to explore Wakehurst’s meadows, plus other fun activities.

Event date: 
1 August 2014 to 3 August 2014, 1pm to 4pm
Price: 

£2 per participant. Normal admission applies. (Accompanied children under 16 are admitted free at Wakehurst.)

Free daily guided tours at Wakehurst

Winter Garden at Wakehurst

Daily tours allow visitors to see plants of seasonal interest and discover the fascinating history of the estate.

Event date: 
1 January 2014 to 23 December 2014
Event details: 
Daily at 11.30am and 2pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst. No need to pre-book. Details from the Visitor Centre.

Venue: 

Tours start at the Mansion carriage ring

Wildflower challenge

Photo

Put your botanical knowledge to the test by taking part in our Magical Meadows wildflower challenge.

Event date: 
3 May 2014 to 20 August 2014
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst

IGPOTY wildlife photography exhibition

International Garden Photographer of the Year logo

This year's International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is held in the Millennium Seed Bank atrium at Wakehurst Place.

Event date: 
29 July 2014 to 25 September 2014
Event details: 
Daily during garden opening hours
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst

Venue: 

Millennium Seed Bank Atrium

4 August 2014

Meadow Folk Exhibition

Photo of the meadow exhibition

An exhibition to celebrate the quintessential traditional hay meadow

Event date: 
3 May 2014 to 24 December 2014, 10am to 6pm
Price: 

Included with entry to Wakehurst.

Kingfisher and badger watching evenings FULLY BOOKED

Your chance to observe badgers and other beautiful creatures in their natural habitat and study their feeding habits and lifestyle.

Event date: 
4 Aug 2014, 5.15pm to 9.30pm
Price: 

£25 - includes light snack midway through the evening (maximum capacity 12 places)

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