Friends of Wakehurst/Kew/National Trust members* free
Find out more about Friends of Wakehurst
Children (16 and under)* free
Visitors with a disability, students and senior citizens £12.50
Essential carers: free
Registered blind and partially sighted visitors: free
Buy tickets when you arrive, not available online
* An adult must accompany any child 16 or under
**Parking charges apply to National Trust members entering Wakehurst for free
Our address is Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 6TN
By car/coach: we are on the B2028, south of Turners Hill and north of Ardingly.
Directions from London:
By bus: route 272 stops outside Wakehurst, serving Crawley, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill (Monday to Saturday only). For 272 timetable and route map.
Open daily at 10am
Grounds close at 6pm, last entry at 5.30pm (closing times vary throughout the year)
The Mansion* and the Millennium Seed Bank close at 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm)
Closed on 24 and 25 December
* The Mansion is often closed for private events, please check before you visit
Near the Mansion
Open daily 10am–5pm (lunch served 11.45am–2.30pm)
For hot meals, soups, salads, sandwiches and cakes
Inside the Visitor Centre
Open daily 10am–5.15pm
For teas, coffee, cakes, sandwiches and soups
Inside the Visitor Centre
Open Monday to Saturday 10am–5.30pm and Sunday 11.30am–5.30pm
For gifts, books and other treats
At the Visitor Centre you'll find everything you need to enjoy your visit. Buy your entry ticket to the gardens, get details of our daily guided walks and find out what's in bloom on the day of your visit.
You can also visit our shop which has a selection of top quality gifts—there is a choice of books on nature and gardening, clothing and accessories for visitors of all ages as well as a games, books and activities aimed at our younger visitors. You'll find cards and gifts, such as hand creams, and glassware, as well as garden accessories and lots of tasty treats.
A permit is required to visit the Reserve.
Please go to the ticket desk in the Visitor Centre when you visit. No pre-booking accepted.
For more about the Loder Valley Reserve
Our restaurants and cafés serve children’s portions and you can ask to warm bottles. Picnics are allowed throughout the Gardens.
A map is available upon entry which details toilets, baby changing facilities and suitable routes for buggies. There are no toilets in the woodland areas of the estate. Most buildings have ramped access. Some paths are very steep or may be uneven.
Save money when you bring a group of 10 or more to Wakehurst:
For group tickets and tours call 01444 894067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org