Children's Walled Garden

Go beyond the Walled Garden to explore this enchanting place, where flowers, herbs and vegetables grow alongside each other. Open seasonally.

Young child inspecting yellow flowers in the Children's Walled Garden at Wakehurst

The Children's Walled Garden is currently undergoing development works, so there may be some disruption to opening times in this area. 

Get stuck in

Mud kitchen

Kids love getting dirty – it’s in their nature! And what better place for them to do it than in the great outdoors.

Our mud kitchen is a firm favourite with children of all ages as they roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty.

Complete with pots, pans, teapots and cookie cutters, our mud kitchen is the perfect spot to encourage children to get creative.

The potting shed

Our popular potting shed houses all that budding gardeners need to grow their very own plants from seed.

Simply step inside and follow the instructions to pot your very own seed to take home and watch flourish.

Find the Children's Walled Garden at marker 45 on our Map of Wakehurst

Children play in the mud kitchen
Mud Kitchen at Wakehurst, Jim Holden © RBG Kew
Children playing with mud
Potting Shed at Wakehurst © RBG Kew

Dig It!

Children will love getting hands-on in our raised ‘Dig it’ bed near the potting shed. Full of wooden vegetables, children can enjoy digging and replanting as they practise their gardening skills.


Wander through our mini wildflower meadow and discover a diverse array of native plants and pollinators.

Vegetable Garden

Discover our vegetable garden bursting with colours, scents and tastes.

Fresh herbs add flavour, and edible flowers such as nasturtiums and borage give dishes a final, colourful flourish.

A young child crouched down in a vegetable garden
Wakehurst Children's Vegetable Garden, Visual Air © RBG Kew
Children playing in the Children's Vegetable Garden at Wakehurst
Wakehurst Children's Vegetable Garden, Visual Air © RBG Kew

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