Dos & don'ts

Help us to look after Wakehurst and protect our plants for years to come by following these simple rules.

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  • Any children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Currently, only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed at Wakehurst. From 27 February 2023, guests will be welcome to walk their dogs at Wakehurst, but they must be on a short lead outside of the designated off-lead area. Read more about bringing your dog to Wakehurst
  • Help protect our plants and trees so everyone can enjoy them - climbing, picking or pruning is not allowed
  • Please avoid squashing our precious plants by not walking over planted areas in the gardens
  • Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs) must be left at the gates
  • Leave the flying to the birds - drones and other remotely controlled aircraft are not allowed
  • Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Wakehurst - please don't bring radios, music players and musical instruments into the gardens
  • Wakehurst is the perfect place for picnics – but please don’t picnic on the two grass lawns directly in front of the mansion and please don't bring barbecues or picnic furniture
  • To protect our lawns, ball games and sports (including jogging) are not allowed in the gardens

Get in touch

Visitor information

Email: wakehurst@kew.org.

Commerical photography, painting, filming and recording

Phone: +44 (0)1444  894336

Email: wakehurst@kew.org.

Please note: no commercial activities may be undertaken in the gardens except as part of Wakehurst authorised events. 

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Coronavirus guidance

Our gardens are open. Read our latest coronavirus guidance for your visit.