Dog walks at Wakehurst
Join us for a dog walk with a difference.
We are excited to welcome your four-legged friends for walks across our 500-acre wild botanic garden at Wakehurst.
Take your furry friend on a specially curated dog-walking route that takes in our sights, sounds and smells. You’ll get to ramble through Bloomers Valley, the perfect spot to enjoy a view of the dramatic Wakehurst landscape, alongside our stunning woodlands for dappled shade on those warmer days.
Energetic pups can roam free in a new off-lead area overlooking the Millennium Seed Bank, our Noah’s Ark for plants.
Grab a dog walking map at our entrance so you’re prepared for the best places to get water, dog treats, waste bins and complimentary biodegradable waste bags.
- We welcome up to two dogs per adult to enjoy the gardens at Wakehurst.
- Dogs must remain on a short lead at all times on the designated path. Please note extendable leads are not allowed, and short leads are available to borrow from the Visitor Centre.
- Dogs can stretch their legs in our brand-new off-lead area beside the Millennium Seed Bank. See map for directions.
- To protect our plant collections and wildlife, please walk your dog on the designated paths and ensure they do not walk onto planting beds or borders.
- Please be a responsible owner and clear up after your dog. Waste bins are provided along the designated paths.
- Disability assistance dogs are welcome across the entire site on a short lead. Read more about accessibility at Wakehurst.
- Dogs are not permitted to enter the outdoor play spaces or any buildings, except the Visitor Centre and Stables Pantry.
- Please ensure your dog doesn’t run up to other people – especially children.
- Please do not leave dogs unattended at any time, including in the visitor car park.
- Wakehurst reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be dangerous to visitors, staff, wildlife or other dogs.