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.

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

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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.

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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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    Family friendly

    Bluey at Wakehurst

    Custom date
    27 March to 14 April 2024
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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

    Custom date
    Daily
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    Included with entry

    Planet Wakehurst

    Custom date
    From 17 May 2023
Two researchers in the woodland at Wakehurst surrounded by bluebells, working with cameras and a computer

Nature Unlocked

At Wakehurst, scientists are using the landscape as a living laboratory, exploring nature-based solutions, and answering questions needed to increase the resiliency of UK ecosystems.

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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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 new memberships only, purchased from 30 March to 30 April 2023. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Standard direct debit price £31.50, now £23.63. Standard cash price £36.50, now £27.38. Restrictions apply, please see our terms and conditions.