Wakehurst

Explore our wild botanic garden in the heart of Sussex, home to the Millennium Seed Bank, over 500 acres of diverse landscapes and plants from across the globe.

Autumn colours of trees at Wakehurst

25% off Gift Wakehurst memberships this Christmas*. Now £27.38 for a year of memory making in our 535 acres. Visit us or call 01444 894066.

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Find out more about prices, time slots and planned closures.

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10am – 3pm (last entry 1.30pm)

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On the High Weald of West Sussex, Wakehurst is accessible by car and bus, and is a short drive from Haywards Heath station.

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Enjoy unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year round as a Wakehurst member.

What's looking good right now

Roam across our 500 acre site and spot the seasonal delights.

What's on at Wakehurst

Explore our events, exhibitions and workshops

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    Moon and star lanterns, deer installation, tallest-living Christmas tree and lanterns at Glow Wild 2022
    Family friendly | Evenings | Food and drink

    Glow Wild 2022 at Wakehurst

    Custom date
    Selected evenings, 24 November 2022 to 1 January 2023
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    Shine shines through the trees at the Woodlands in wakehurst
    Short courses | Wellbeing

    Forest bathing

    Custom date
    Selected dates, 4 March to 4 November 2023
Two researchers in the woodland at Wakehurst surrounded by bluebells, working with cameras and a computer

Nature Unlocked

Discover how our scientists are researching the value of UK biodiversity to inform nature-based solutions to critical global challenges like climate change.

We have a few dos and don'ts in place to keep everyone happy. Please also check our planned closures before your visit to avoid disappointment.

Westwood Lake at Wakehurst

We need you

If you love Wakehurst, help us conserve the world’s plants and fungi and protect the millions of lives that depend on them.

Read & watch

A member of the horticulture team watering plants in the Temperate House © RBG Kew/Jeff Eden

Kew Gardens

Discover a world of science hiding behind our beautiful botanical collections filled with over 40,000 living plants.

*Valid for Wakehurst gift membership purchases only, bought between 1 December - 3 January, when purchased with a credit card or cash, not direct debit. Standard price £36.50. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.