Wakehurst is home to five national plant collections, extensive woodlands, formal planting and quirky features. Here you can follow events and stories from around the estate and find out more about the people and plants that make Wakehurst unique.
The therapeutic benefits of music are well known. But how about bringing different generations together to make music from what they find on the forest floor? Emily Robertson from Unite the Beat talks about Sound Foraging at Wakehurst.
From bluebells to rhododendrons, Wakehurst is awash with colour throughout the year. But what is colour in plants and how can we describe it? We spoke to artists Eloise Moody and Vicky Long and Kew scientist Paula Rudall to see what colour means to them.
Larry Achiampong has shown work at world-famous galleries, like the Tate and Somerset House. Now he is fusing art and science together for a one-of-a-kind exhibition at the Wonder Project.
Here he talks of colonial histories and his muse, the 200 year old seeds.
Bluebells are just one of the many jewels in Wakehurst’s glittering crown. The intense blue flowers that look so pretty ‘en masse’ transform our woodland floors from April right through to the end of May, depending on the weather conditions.