Opening and closing times

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

Golden autumn leaves at Wakehurst

Gardens open 10am – 4.30pm

The gardens are open to those who are well enough to enjoy the fresh air and can get here safely. 

We want to keep you and our staff safe. To help us limit numbers, please book a time slot in advance, otherwise unfortunately you won’t be allowed to visit. 

We are closing some key attractions to protect our staff and visitors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

From 5 November 2020, our buildings, including shops and restaurants, will be closed in line with government guidance. See the full list of closures.

Wakehurst opening times 2020/21

Open all year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

November 2020 – February 2021

10am – 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)*

*On selected evenings between Thursday 3 December 2020 – Sunday 3 January 2021, the gardens will close at 3.30pm (last entry 3pm) for Glow Wild.


The Mansion


The Millennium Seed Bank


Cafés and restaurants

Stables Kitchen (near the Mansion)


Seeds Café (inside the Visitor Centre)


Grab and go 

Grab a hot drink and a snack at one of our outdoor pop-ups.



Open: The Kew Online Shop

We're good to go - In partnership with the tourist organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Westwood Lake at Wakehurst in autumn

Prices and timeslots

We've changed our ticketing. You'll need to book a time slot along with your ticket, even if you're a member.

Prices for Wakehurst