Wakehurst is Kew's wild botanic garden in West Sussex. Managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst is home to over 500 acres of dramatic landscape. Discover beautiful ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and a nature reserve teaming with wildlife.

At the heart of Wakehurst is the world's largest wild seed conservation project, whose mission is to conserve bankable wild plant species. Step inside the Millennium Seed Bank to discover the important work of Kew scientists. Beautiful whatever the season, surround yourself in the natural beauty of the gardens and woodlands, enjoy afternoon tea, or learn about the essential conservation work of Kew. With natural play areas for children, and wildlife all around, there is something to keep everyone entertained.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open daily from 10am. Closing times vary according to season. Closed 24 and 25 December
Admission Rates: Adults £13.95*, Children 16 and under FREE. *From 1 February 2020 adults £14.50
Group Rates: Discount available for pre-paid groups of 10 or more, contact Wakehurst for more information and prices.
Facilities: Formal gardens, woodlands, Elizabethan mansion, free garden tours, plant shop and extensive gift shop, Kew's Millennium Seedbank Exhibition, Kids Adventurous Journeys, Loder Valley Nature Reserve, Seed Café, Stables Restaurant, Redwoods Café.
Disabled Access: The ornamental gardens and areas around the Mansion are level and the facilities are fully accessible, but as the woodland gardens are hilly some areas are not easily accessible to wheelchair users.
Special Events: Seasonal events throughout the year - check website for details
Coach/car parking: Car and coach parking available
Contact: wakehurst@kew.org for prices
Length of visit: 4 hours
Booking Contact: Business administrative support team
Email: wakehurst@kew.org
Website: https://www.kew.org/wakehurst/visit-wakehurst
Location: Wakehurst is located in West Sussex on the B2028 between Turners Hill and Ardingly. The post code is RH17 6TN. The nearest railway station is Haywards Heath which is approximately six miles away.

Updated: December 2019