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What to see at Wakehurst

This extraordinary estate has been cared for and developed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for over fifty years. You can stroll through formal gardens and special collections of plants, explore wild places and woodlands and find out about Kew's vital science work in the Millennium Seed Bank.

Attractions at Wakehurst A-Z

Autumn at Wakehurst (Image: Jim Holden)

Designed landscapes

Wakehurst collections include plants native to the UK and specimens from around the world, displayed in formal and informal gardens which emulate the southern hemisphere, the Himalayas and other zones.
Loder Valley in winter

Loder Valley Nature Reserve

Wakehurst includes acres of woodlands and wild open spaces where we can conserve and study plants and animals of the High Weald of Sussex.

Millennium Seed Bank

Open all year round the MSB is a hub for scientific activity where visitors can discover more about its vital mission to conserve 25% of the world’s plant species by 2020.
The Mansion in winter

The Mansion

Discover our Elizabethan Mansion, containing a gallery of botanical paintings and housing a range of events throughout the year.
Autumn at Wakehurst (Image: Jim Holden)

The Mansion Garden

The historic Mansion at Wakehurst is nestled between formal and informal borders, a sweeping lawn, a pond and a walled garden.
Autumn at Wakehurst (Image: Jim Holden)

Wakehurst for families

Whether you want to have an adventurous journey through woods and gardens, or find out more about plants and nature, there are lots of family-friendly activities to enjoy on a day out at Wakehurst.
Autumn at Wakehurst (Image: Jim Holden)

Woodlands of the world

Wakehurst's woodlands contain specimens of temperate trees from all around the world and carpets of wild flowers which provide contrasting colours throughout the year.