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.

Purple and white flowers in the Winter Garden

Ticket prices

Free entry for:

  • registered blind and partially-sighted visitors
  • essential carers, personal assistants, support workers and next of kin accompanying disabled visitors

Accessible/Blue Badge parking

There are a limited number of parking spaces available next to the Visitor Centre for cars displaying a Blue Badge.

Getting around

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 allowed in the gardens, they must be on a lead.

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 rangers to book in advance on 01444 894070

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets by the temporary entrance to the gardens, the Walled Garden and Visitor Centre on exit.

Get in touch

For accessibility advice during your visit, please contact us (Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm):

Call: +44 (0)1444 894070