Visit Wakehurst

Whether you are a regular visitor or planning your first trip to Wakehurst, find out how you can make the most of your day.

Rhododendrons at Wakehurst

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On the High Weald of West Sussex, Wakehurst is accessible by car or bus, and is a short drive from Haywards Heath station.

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Enjoy unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year round as a Wakehurst member.

Plan your day

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    Coronavirus guidance

    We are closing the gardens to protect our staff and visitors.

    Information for you
  • The shop at Wakehurst

    Shopping

    Our gift shops are crammed with gifts, books, prints and souvenirs inspired by the plants and fungi of Kew. 

    Visit our shops
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    Families

    We have a wide range of family events, holiday activities and kid-friendly places to explore. 

    Families at Wakehurst

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.

School visits

Wakehurst provides a perfect setting for an outdoor classroom. With access to our Millennium Seed Bank and our woodlands of the world, children of all ages will be inspired.

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Pack your day

  • Members of the public enjoying a guided walking tour around Wakehurst

    Daily walking tour

    Uncover the history of Wakehurst and see the seasonal wonders of our gardens on this daily extended expert tour. 

    Take a tour
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    Talks and courses

    Learn a new skill or improve your knowledge of horticulture, craft or wellbeing with our range of short courses.

    See talks and courses
  • Moss growing on Rock Walk, Wakehurst

    Discover our plants

    Wakehurst has an extraordinary living collection of exotic trees and woodland plants sprawled over 500 acres.

    Virtually explore our plants