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.
Wakehurst is leased from the National Trust and is managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. More info on their website here.
Dogs are not permitted on site, with the exception of guide, hearing and other assistance dogs.
Car parking charges for National Trust members were introduced in April 2014. More info on the Kew website here.
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
Mansion and Millennium Seed Bank close one hour earlier. Shop closes 4:30 from 2 January to February, 5:30 March to October, 5 from November to 1 January 2017. Catering facilities available until 4 from 2 January to February, 5:30 March to October, 4:15 November to 1 January 2017. Property closed 24 and 25 December. Shop closed Easter Sunday. UK National Trust members free (reciprocal agreements made between the Trust and other parties do not apply)