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 lake at Wakehurst in the summertime

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Find out more about booking time slots and our prices.

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10am – 6pm (last entry 4:30pm)*


*Closing at 3pm (last entry 1.30pm) on selected evenings between 25 November 2021 and 2 January 2022 for Glow Wild.

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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

  • Heather surrounding glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa) at Wakehurst

    Coronavirus guidance

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

  • Cakes at Wakehurst

    Eating and drinking

    Enjoy tasty food and delicious treats at our cafés and restaurants.

  • Children run through the Labyrinth at Wakehurst


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

  • Inside the Wakehurst gift shop


    Pick up the perfect book, seasonal plant or just something for home from our gorgeous range of products inspired by the gardens.

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.

Colourful flowers in the Winter Garden at Wakehurst in wintertime

Kew needs you

If you love Kew, help us conserve the world’s plants and fungi and protect the millions of lives that depend on them.

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

  • A camera

    Talks and courses

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

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