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Discover Wakehurst

Explore 188 hectares (465 acres) of country estate in West Sussex with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and an Elizabethan Mansion. Join in our seasonal walks and themed tours to discover more.

Visit our Millennium Seed Bank to see scientists at work and discover how Kew is helping to safeguard the world's most endangered plants.


Adults £11.50
Children (under 17) FREE

Opening times

Wakehurst opens at 10am every day except 24/25 December.

How to find us

Directions and transport information on how to get to Wakehurst. 

Access to Wakehurst

Details on accessible facilities and routes.

Getting in touch

Contact details for Wakehurst

Your Kew

We invite photographers to capture the sights at Kew and Wakehurst. These images are a selection of images submitted by photographers from around the world. We hope you enjoy them. You can see more on Flickr.

Don't miss

SEEBOARD Field Study Centre

Field Study Centre

The SEEBOARD Field Study Centre stands at the back of the meadow close to the entrance of the Loder Valley Nature Reserve.

Natural play area for kids

Natural play features at Wakehurst Place

The Adventurous Journey continues!

Wakehurst mansion and winter garden

Winter Garden

The Winter Garden is designed to highlight the wide selection of plants that flower or retain colour and textures during the grey days between November and February.

Bethleham Wood

National Birch Collection - Bethlehem Wood

Bethlehem Wood, located a short walk west of the Main Entrance and Visitor Centre, is comprised almost entirely of birches.

Westwood Lake

Wetland Conservation Area and Westwood Lake

Water runs all the way through Wakehurst Place - the streams from Westwood Valley and Horsebridge Wood were dammed to create Westwood Lake, set in a valley and surrounded by mostly mixed native woodland.

Millennium Seed Bank

The Wellcome Trust Millennium building

His Royal Highness Prince Charles officially opened the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) in 2000, describing it as “a gold reserve … a place where this reserve currency, in this case life itself, is stored.”

Wakehurst mansion and winter garden

Walks and tours - seasonal stroll and soup

Thu 19 January 2012, 10.30am - 1pm

Come and celebrate the joys of seasonality this winter on our talk and stroll at Wakehurst. Find out more about tree identification and experience seasonal colour and scents on our winter garden walk.

Detail of woven willow

Course - Living willow seats

Wed 07 March 2012

Join us for this one day course and learn how to use willow to create a delightful woven living seat with a canopy, or hood.

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