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.

Visitor looking across Westwood Lake in autumn at Wakehurst

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Find out more about booking time slots and our prices.

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10am–4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

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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

  • Close up of the autumnal leaves of red maple (Acer rubrum)

    Coronavirus guidance

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

    Information for you
  • Cakes at Wakehurst

    Eating and drinking

    Enjoy tasty food and delicious treats at our takeaway outlets.

    Eating at Wakehurst
  • Children run through the Labyrinth at Wakehurst

    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.

  • Two female visitors walking among autumn trees at Wakehurst

    Group visits

    Group visits are on hold right now, but get in touch to plan a future trip.

    Group visits to Wakehurst
  • Autumn leaves on a tree

    Accessibility

    We aim to provide the best possible access throughout the garden, our buildings and other facilities.

    Accessibility at Wakehurst
  • Map of Wakehurst

    Map

    Have a look at the map to make the most of your visit.

    Map of Wakehurst

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Pack your day

  • A camera

    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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