Summer of Sound: After Hours

A rare opportunity to see our gardens and sound installations come alive as the sun goes down.

Creative for Summer of Sounds: After Hours event

Dates and times

12 – 15 August 2021
 6pm – 9pm  

Timeslots for entry are 6pm – 6.30pm  or  6.30pm – 7pm  


Adults: £15
Children: £9 (Under 4s go free)
Kew and Wakehurst Members: £13.50
Car parking is free

Booking is essential

Tickets available from 24 May

Enjoy a vibrant evening of live performances, open-air cooking and spoken word as the twilight spreads over the wild, atmospheric landscape* of Wakehurst. 

Our highly-anticipated Summer of Sound series of immersive installations are shown anew when bathed in the evening golden hour.

A specially-commissioned piece by spoken word artist Sami Switch will celebrate our time in nature, with live music performances to enhance the evening's soundtrack.

Complete your night with our mouth-watering open-air cooking and botanical cocktails by Bar Saguaro. A delicious grill menu of seasonal food inspired by Argentina by The Herb Kitchen will be prepared on an open fire. Or choose a sumptuous treat for those needing a sweet nibble.

This event is suitable for ages 8 and over.

*A limited number of pre-bookable accessibility buggies will be available. Email for more information.

Covid-19 notice

In advance of your visit, please read our general coronavirus guidance page.

We ask that everyone maintains 2m social distancing outside of their party, and to keep their party size to government guidelines.

There will be hand sanitiser stations as well as regularly cleaned toilets. 

You may need to wear a mask when inside our buildings, unless sitting down to eat in a designated area. 

An illustration of the summer of sound exhibition

Summer of Sound

Unearth our wild landscape through art and sound.