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

Plan your visit Arrow right

Find out more about prices and time slots. 

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10am–6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

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 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. 

    Families at Wakehurst
  • Cakes at Wakehurst

    Eating and drinking

    Enjoy hot food and delicious treats at our cafes and restaurants at Wakehurst.

    Eating and drinking at Wakehurst
  • Close up of the autumnal leaves of red maple (Acer rubrum)

    Coronavirus guidance

    See the changes we've made and how our time slots work.

    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.

What's on at Wakehurst

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Did you know?
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.

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