Wakehurst tickets and prices
Entry to the gardens is advance booking only. You will need to pre-book your time slot.
Before you come
In line with national guidance, you can only visit with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with one person from another household.
Under the recent lockdown, you should only leave your home for limited reasons, including for outdoor exercise. You should not travel outside your local area for that exercise e.g. your town, village or part of the city where you live.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
From 11 January until mid-February 2021: Whilst our car park entrance is being resurfaced, an all-day, flat rate car parking charge of £3.50 will apply to National Trust members. This acts as a contribution to RBG Kew’s science, conversation and horticultural work at Wakehurst.
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.
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