Wakehurst tickets and prices

Entry to the gardens is advance booking only. You will need to pre-book your time slot.

Autumn colours of trees at Wakehurst

Book your time slot

Wakehurst is open to a limited number of people who are able to safely get to us and enjoy our gardens. 

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Your safety, and that of our staff, is our highest priority. That’s why we’ve introduced time slots to help us stagger the entry flow, reduce queues and limit the numbers of visitors to our garden. 

We’re sorry, but if you don’t have a ticketed time slot (even if you’re a member or booking for a child aged 16 and under) you will be turned away.

Book your time slot

Please do not come to the Gardens if you are unwell or should be in isolation along with your household. Remember, you can only visit an outdoor public place with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with one person from another household.

Refunds and cancellations 

If you think you won't be able to attend, simply log into your account here and select 'cancel order' to free up a place for someone else.

You will receive a full refund if you cancel more than 48 hours before your time. If you cancel within 48 hours of your time, you may not be eligible so we suggest you purchase our Refund Protection. 

If you have tickets to a specific event that has been cancelled, we will be in touch with more details. 

As we are a charity, please consider donating your ticket price to help us continue our vital conservation work.

Too many people in your group?

We know that you might have intended to visit with more people than the government regulations now allow for. 

If you need to change your ticket allocation contact wakehurst@seetickets.com or visit the Live Chat. 

 

On arrival you will need to present:

  • Your time slot ticket (either on a phone or print out). You will not be allowed to visit without this. 

  • Your membership card, or email confirmation of membership.

  • Concessions may need to provide ID.

  • You will have 30 minutes from your chosen time slot to enter the Wakehurst.

Please help keep to social distancing guidelines and don’t arrive earlier than your time.

You should not come to the gardens if you are unwell or should be in isolation along with your household.

From 5 November please remember, you can only visit an outdoor public place with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with one person from another household.

Read our coronavirus guidance page

We urgently need your help

Coronavirus closed our gates for nearly three months.
As a result, we have lost up to £15 million in vital revenue and, unlike other cultural institutions, we won’t be receiving any dedicated government support.

That means everything that we do, from seed banking and plant conservation, to growing and caring for your favourite horticultural highlights, is threatened.

As we are a charity, we now need your help to protect our vital scientific work and the gardens that we all love.

Any donation you can give would be greatly appreciated.

Donate today

Prices 

Wakehurst members: Free

Kew members: Free 

National Trust members: Free*

Adult: £14.50 

Young Person (17 - 25): £7.25

Children (0 -16): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Blue Light Card holders (Emergency Services / NHS / social care workers and military personnel)**: Free

*Car parking charges apply

**The promotion code will be needed when booking and the Blue Light Card must be presented upon entry.

Car parking charges

Parking is free for: 

  • Garden entry ticket holders
  • Kew and Wakehurst members

Car parking charges apply to National Trust members as a contribution to RBG Kew’s science, conservation and horticultural work at Wakehurst. 

Charges

Up to 30 minutes: Free

Up to 1.5 hours: £3.50 

Up to 2.5 hours: £6.00 

Over 2.5 hours: £10.00

Please pay for car parking at the admissions desk at the Visitor Centre on exit. 

Ticket enquiry?

Can’t find your e-ticket or have a ticketing question? All ticket enquiries are handled by our friendly ticketing partners at SeeTickets. 

Contact SeeTickets customer service

Visitors walking near Westwood Lake at Wakehurst in autumn

Become a Wakehurst member

Become a member from just £29.50 for unlimited entry all year round.

More information about membership