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Wakehurst Day Trip for friends

Adventure with us on this exclusive day trip to Wakehurst, our wild botanic garden in West Sussex. 20 September.

Event details

Thursday 20 September 9:30am to 5:30pm

Meet on Kew Green at 9.30am to travel to Wakehurst Place



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Wild botanic garden

We invite you to join us for a day trip to Wakehurst, our wild botanic garden in the Sussex countryside.

We will provide transport to and from Kew Gardens, and you will have the opportunity to explore Wakehurst and the displays at the Millennium Seedbank at your leisure.

The landscape takes on an altogether different character to Kew Gardens. Prepare yourself for a global adventure, exploring the beautifully designed Southern Hemisphere Garden, inspired by the wild collection of Wakehurst’s 19th Century owner, or the deep ravine populated by the mountain flora of the Himalayas and China.

It's an exciting time to discover new landscape designs coming to life in the sensory Winter Garden.

If you love wild countryside, you can lose yourself in the 40 acre Loder Valley Nature Reserve. It's a conservation hotspot which is home to over 300 plant species, dormice, badgers, kingfishers and butterflies.

The Millenium Seed Bank is buzzing with scientific research and discovery, with experts on an important mission to conserve 25% of the world’s plant species by 2020. It is also a hub for sharing seeds with global partners, casting the conservation net far and wide to protect our futures.

You can also enjoy delicious food from the Stables Restaurant and find beautiful unique gifts and interesting plants in the gift shop.

Become a friend of Kew

This is a Members only event. To access our exciting programme of events which are exclusive to Members join today.

Our members are at the forefront of supporting our vital science and conservation work, enjoying a variety of membership benefits:

  • Free entry to Kew Gardens and our country estate, Wakehurst
  • 10% off products in Kew’s shops and venue hire*
  • 5% off selected talks and courses
  • Priority booking and discounts for a range of popular ticketed events
  • Exclusive behind the scenes events
  • Kew Magazine sent to you three times a year and free access to digital editions**

Become a Friend of Kew today and start enjoying benefits right away.

* venue hire discount applies Monday to Thursday
** over 30 searchable back issues of the magazine available