Explore our wild botanic garden in the heart of Sussex, home to the Millennium Seed Bank, over 500 acres of diverse landscapes and plants from across the globe.

Tree covered in deep pink blossom next to a waterfall

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Find out more about prices, time slots and planned closures.

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10am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

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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 looking good right now

Roam across our 500 acre site and spot the seasonal delights.

What's on at Wakehurst

Explore our events, exhibitions and workshops

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    Colourful cartoon characters with text reading Nature Heroes: Nature Olympics
    Family friendly | Included with entry

    Nature Heroes: Nature Olympics

    25 May to 2 June 2024
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    Sweeping green meadow under a blue sky
    Accessible | Exhibitions | Family friendly


    14 June to 10 September 2024
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    Large canvas with multicoloured plants and wildlife collage
    Included with entry

    Planet Wakehurst

    Custom date
    From 17 May 2023
Two researchers in the woodland at Wakehurst surrounded by bluebells, working with cameras and a computer

Nature Unlocked

At Wakehurst, scientists are using the landscape as a living laboratory, exploring nature-based solutions, and answering questions needed to increase the resiliency of UK ecosystems.

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.

Daffodils in the sun

We need you

If you love Wakehurst, help us conserve the world’s plants and fungi and protect the millions of lives that depend on them.

Read & watch

A member of the horticulture team watering plants in the Temperate House © RBG Kew/Jeff Eden

Kew Gardens

Discover a world of science hiding behind our beautiful botanical collections filled with over 40,000 living plants.