Daily guided walking tour of Wakehurst

Join us on a guided walk giving you the chance to see plants of seasonal interest and discover the fascinating history and work of Wakehurst.

Members of the public enjoying a guided walking tour around Wakehurst

Dates and times

11.30am every day

Plus 2pm on Wed, Thurs and Fri (subject to availability)

Tours last approximately one hour


Tours start at the Guide meeting point near the Stables Kitchen and run on a first-come, first-served basis


Included with entry to the gardens

About the tour

The guides will concentrate on the ornamental gardens close to the Elizabethan Mansion, looking at plants of seasonal interest as well as explaining some of the history of the house and gardens.

They will also talk about RBG Kew’s conservation work being undertaken by the science and horticultural teams across the Millennium Seed Bank, nursery and landscape.

Guides at Wakehurst are all dedicated volunteers with a wide knowledge and passion for the gardens.

The free tour is designed for individuals and families, whether it’s your first time visiting or you're a regular to the gardens wanting to learn more.

Important information

All tours are to be conducted with social distancing with a maximum capacity of 25. 

As our daily guided tours are run by volunteers, they are subject to availability. 

Read our full guidance on coronavirus