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.

Wheelchair in a woodland

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.

Read important information about bringing your dog to Wakehurst

Visual guide

Our visual guide can help you plan and enjoy your visit to Wakehurst.

Here you'll find information about what to expect during your visit and top tips to help you have a fantastic time in the gardens.

We recommend you use this alongside our accessibility map.

Download our visual guide

Accessibility map

This map prioritises accessibility information and highlights areas in the gardens of sensory interest.

We recommend you use this alongside our visual guide to help you plan and enjoy your visit to Kew Gardens.

Download our accessibility map

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.

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.

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

Email: wakehurst@kew.org