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.

The Wetlands 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.

All the essentials

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    Coronavirus guidance

    See the changes we've made and how our time slots work.

    Information for you
  • The shop at Wakehurst

    Shopping

    Shop our exciting range of gifts, food and homeware. 

    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.

Don't miss these top sights

Pack your day

  • Surviving or Thriving exhibition at Wakehurst © Adomas Mockus

    Surviving or Thriving: An exhibition on plants and us

    A specially-curated exhibition about the state of the world’s plants and what this means for us, based on our pioneering annual science reports.

    Visit the exhibition
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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
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