Wakehurst tickets and prices
We encourage you to book a time slot to help us reduce queues and keep visitors and staff safe.
Book your time slot
To ensure safety and reduce queues, we strongly encourage you to pre-book before visiting Wakehurst, although it is not a requirement.
Before you come
Please do not visit the gardens if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating.
Only registered disability dogs are allowed in the gardens and must be on a lead — please leave your pets at home.
Please familiarise yourself with our Dos and Don'ts so that everyone can enjoy Wakehurst to its fullest.
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.
On arrival you will need to present:
Your membership card, or email confirmation of membership if you have one.
Your time slot ticket, if you have one (either on a phone or print out).
If you have booked with a voucher then please ensure you bring this with you.
Concessions may need to provide ID.
If you have a pre-booked ticket, you will have 30 minutes from your chosen time slot to enter Wakehurst.
Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs) must be left at the gate.
We encourage you to check in via the NHS QR code posters available at our entrance gates for those using the NHS COVID-19 app.
Please maintain social distancing and don’t arrive earlier than your time slot.
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.
Wakehurst members: Free
Kew members: Free
National Trust members: Free*
Young Person (17 - 25): £7.25
Children (0 -16): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)
Universal Credit and Pension Credit†: £1
Blue Light Card holders (Emergency Services / NHS / social care workers and military personnel)‡: Free
*Car parking charges apply.
†Proof of either Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) must be presented upon entry.
‡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.
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.
Spend £20 or more in our Visitor Centre shop or Plant Centre and get your car parking for free.§
§This does not include purchases made in Seeds Café or any of our other catering outlets. Parking is already free for Wakehurst and Kew members and visitors who have purchased a day ticket. Offer ends on 31st January 2022.