7 July to 17 September 2023
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Date and time

7 July to 17 September 2023

10 am to 6 pm




Free with entry to the gardens

We are celebrating one of the world's most recognisable and loved plants – trees.

Vital to human existence, trees form the life support of the planet, from storing carbon and sheltering wildlife, to providing shade and being scientifically proven to ease stress.

We're working with some incredible artists to create outdoor installations across Wakehurst that will uncover the phenomenal power of these woodland wonders. Walking across the grounds and amongst the world’s trees, you’ll have a chance to discover artworks as you wander.

Alongside the art installations, we’ve added a new trail of striking scorched monoliths, formed from trees felled as a result of the fungal tree disease, ash dieback. This reflective trail serves as a stark reminder of the rate at which the deadly disease is killing ash across the country, commemorating their loss, whilst also drawing attention to new hope in the pioneering research which Kew scientists are undertaking to conserve ash for the future.

We’ve got some exciting adventures for all the family, including our latest Nature Heroes: Tree champion mission. Plus, have a bird’s eye view of the woodland floor at Wakehurst as you peer down through the leaf canopy on a tree adventure.

    Summer Nights

    Experience some of the Rooted installations in a new way as you spend a Summer Night with us at Wakehurst – drift into dusk during a vibrant evening of live music, open-fire cooking, cocktails and live performances.

    Family friendly
    Included with entry