The Mansion (Image: Jim Holden) > Visit Wakehurst


Our botanic gardens in West Sussex boast formal and ornamental gardens, woodlands, wildlife and a nature reserve. Wakehurst is also home to the Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world.

Visiting Wakehurst

Opening times

Open daily at 10am

Grounds close at 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)
From 30 November to 17 December (Thursdays to Sundays only) the grounds close at 3.30pm (last entry at 3pm)

The Mansion and the Millennium Seed Bank close at 3.30pm (last entry 3pm)

Autumn at Wakehurst (Image: Jim Holden)

Plan your visit

All you need to know to plan your visit to Wakehurst. For information about tickets, opening times, getting here, parking, eating and drinking, access, family and group visits.

Plan your visit

Bee at Wakehurst (Image: Jeff Eden)

What's on at Wakehurst

There's plenty to see and do at Wakehurst, whatever the season. With natural play areas for the children, and wildlife all around, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

​Find out what's on

Autumn at Wakehurst (Image: Jim Holden)