Wakehurst

Explore our wild botanic garden, home to the Millennium Seed Bank and over 500 acres of the world’s plants in the heart of Sussex.

Wakehurst Mansion at spring

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Free entry and parking

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Closed until further notice

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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 on at Wakehurst

What's in the gardens

  • Children play at Wakehurst

    Families

    With over 500 acres of woodland and gardens to explore, this is the perfect day out for your family. Don't forget to hire a Wakehurst Explorer backpack and be an adventurer for the day!

    Families at Wakehurst
  • Tomato soup

    Eating and drinking

    Our two eateries have a range of hot food, tasty salads and delicious treats to fuel your trip. Keep a look out for our special roasts in the Mansion.

    Eating and drinking at Wakehurst
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    Coronavirus guidance

    We are closing the gardens to protect our staff and visitors.

    Information for you

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.

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