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.

An aerial shot of the American Prairie and Mansion at Wakehurst

Plan your visit Arrow right

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

Opening times Arrow right

10am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Directions Arrow right

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

Become a member Arrow right

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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    Two people walking their dogs in the Wakehurst landscape
    Family friendly | Wellbeing

    Dog walks at Wakehurst

    Custom date
    Daily, from 27 February 2023
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    Members of the public enjoying a guided walking tour around Wakehurst
    Tours and talks | Included with entry

    Daily guided walking tour of Wakehurst

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    Daily
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    A child runs through a garden at Wakehurst wearing a superhero cap with a lightning bolt on it
    Family friendly | Accessible

    Nature Heroes

    Custom date
    Half terms and school holidays
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.

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    Two people walking their dogs in the Wakehurst landscape
    Family friendly | Wellbeing

    Dog walks at Wakehurst

    Custom date
    Daily, from 27 February 2023