Opening and closing times

Opening and closing times throughout the year for the gardens, attractions, cafés, restaurants, shops and car park.

Yellow flowers against a blue sky

Gardens open 10am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)


Open until one hour before the gardens close (last entry half an hour before):

  • The Mansion
  • The Millennium Seed Bank

Cafés and restaurants

Open 10am – 3.45pm:

  • The Stables restaurant (near the Mansion)

Open 10am – 4.15pm:

  • Seed Café (inside the Visitor Centre)

Disposable coffee cups

From 1 March 2019 visitors and staff will be charged 15p for a disposable coffee cup at all Wakehurst’s catering outlets. There is substantial evidence that paying for a cup is a more compelling method of changing habits than receiving a discount which is quickly forgotten. A charge creates an incentive to find a more financially sustainable alternative, reducing the amount of disposable packaging used. In much the same way that people now often carry a bag-for-life to avoid the 5p plastic bag levy, we hope that the new charge will reduce our environmental impact and positively reflect our commitment to sustainability.


Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm


Wakehurst is closed 24 and 25 December 2019.

Sometimes we have to close certain attractions or venues for maintenance or unforeseen circumstances. Please check to avoid disappointment.

See short-term closures