Accessibility at Wakehurst
We want everyone to have an enjoyable time at Wakehurst, so we aim to provide the best possible access throughout the gardens.
Free entry for:
- registered blind and partially-sighted visitors
- essential carers, personal assistants, support workers and next of kin accompanying disabled visitors
Travelling around Wakehurst
There are many gravel and hard surface paths around the gardens.
A large area of the ornamental planting, lawns and water features around the Mansion is level and accessible via a hard surface path from the Visitor Centre.
There is level or ramped access to the Visitor Centre.
The remaining garden and woodland areas have steep slopes and steps.
The Wakehurst Visitor Map, available at the Visitor Centre, shows the different types of path around the site.
Registered disability assistance dogs are welcome in the gardens. From February 27 2023, dog walking will be allowed at Wakehurst. All dogs must be on a lead.
Accessible/Blue Badge parking
There are a limited number of parking spaces available next to the Visitor Centre for cars displaying a Blue Badge.
Borrow a wheelchair or mobility scooter
There are a limited number of standard and all-terrain wheelchairs available to borrow. There is no need to book in advance, please ask when you arrive.
Mobility scooters are available to borrow from the Visitor Centre.
Due to limited availability, we please ask for you to call our Business Admin Team to book in advance on 01444 894067 between 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.
There are accessible toilets across the site at every toilet block, please see a map or speak to a member of staff for directions if needed.