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Wild botanic garden, managed by Kew and home to the Millennium Seed Bank

Ardingly, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6TN

A tree covered in orange leaves in autumn, with the sun shining through the branches, at Wakehurst, West Sussex

Important notice

Gardens close early at 3pm (last entry 2pm) and catering times vary on select dates from 23 November 2023 to 1 January 2024 for Glow Wild. National Trust members must bring membership cards to gain entry and car park charges apply.

Planning your visit

Find out more about planning your visit using the links below to the Wakehurst website.

Dog walks with a difference

Dog walks with a difference 

From Monday 27 February, we will be opening our spectacular landscape to dogs. Responding to overwhelmingly positive feedback following our recent dog walking trials, we hope our expansive gardens will form a unique destination for invigorating walks with your furry friends.

Visitors walking along a path through grass, bordered by woods in the wild landscape of Wakehurst, West Sussex

Group visits to Wakehurst 

Come as a group of 10 or more and enjoy discounted entry. You can even arrange a private tour for your group with a volunteer guide.

School visits to Wakehurst

School visits to Wakehurst 

We offer exciting curriculum-linked education sessions for your school, university or college, with sessions available for all ages, abilities and learning needs. From early years to key stage 5, Wakehurst is your perfect outdoor classroom.

Visitors in the garden in autumn at Stourhead, Wiltshire


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