Wakehurst

Explore our wild botanic garden, home to the Millennium Seed Bank and over 500 acres of the world’s plants in the heart of Sussex.

A view of the Wakehurst Mansion in springtime

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Find out more about prices and time slots. 

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10am – 6pm (last entry 4:30pm)

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On the High Weald of West Sussex, Wakehurst is accessible by car and bus, and is a short drive from Haywards Heath station.

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Enjoy unlimited entry to Wakehurst and the Millennium Seed Bank all year round as a Wakehurst member.

What's in the gardens

  • Heather surrounding glory-of-the-snow (Chionodoxa) at Wakehurst

    Coronavirus guidance

    See the changes we've made and how our time slots work.

  • Cakes at Wakehurst

    Eating and drinking

    Enjoy tasty food and delicious treats at our cafés and restaurants.

  • Children play at Wakehurst, late winter

    Families

    With over 500 acres of woodland and gardens to explore, this is the perfect day out for your family. 

  • Plants

    Our extraordinary living collection of exotic trees and woodland plants spans over 500 acres.

We have a few dos and don'ts in place to keep everyone happy. Please also check our planned closures before your visit to avoid disappointment.

Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst

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