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.

Westwood Lake at Wakehurst in autumn

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Find out more about prices and time slots. 

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10am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)*

 

*Closing at 3pm (last entry 1.30pm) on selected evenings between 24 November 2021 and 2 January 2022 for Glow Wild.

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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 in the gardens

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.

Kew scientist kneeling down with a drone

Our Landscape Ecology Programme

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

Close up of red leaves in autumn

Kew needs you

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

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Autumn leaves of American smokewood (Cotinus obovatus) in front of Temple of Bellona at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

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