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Botanical garden with the world's largest seed conservation project

Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research.

A feast for the senses, Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house (five unfurnished rooms) and the 21st-century architecture of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

Wakehurst marks an international conservation milestone in 2010, having conserved seeds from ten per cent of the world's plant species.

Important info:

Dogs are not permitted on site, with the exception of guide, hearing and other assistance dogs.

Car parking charges being introduced from April 2014.

A greenhouse at Wakehurst Place © RBG Kew

A greenhouse at Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place to introduce car parking charges

In April 2014, the Wakehurst Place team will introduce car parking charges for National Trust members. National Trust members will still retain free entry to Wakehurst. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, who look after Wakehurst Place, will use this much-needed income to ensure its future.

Make the most of your visit

Japanese acer in autumn

Japanese acer in autumn

Wakehurst Place is funded and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. To find out about the things you can see and do on a visit, please take a look at the Wakehurst Place pages on the Kew Gardens website.


  • For current admission prices please visit the Kew website or call Kew on 01444 894066.
  • Under 17s free.
  • Group booking discount.
  • Free access to members of the National Trust within the UK.