Things to see and do at Wakehurst

Wakehurst in winter

Wakehurst is open for you to explore. Pre-booking is encouraged to help reduce queues and keep visitors and staff safe.

Wakehurst is owned by the National Trust but managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. For information on opening, safety measures and admission prices, visit kew.org/wakehurst or call 01444 894066.

Entry is free to National Trust members on presentation of a valid membership card however car parking charges apply as a vital contribution to RBG Kew’s plant science, conservation and horticultural work at Wakehurst.

  • Indoors: Millenium Seed Bank
  • Outdoors: Loder Valley Nature Reserve. Natural play spaces and activities for families. Workshops and events all year (prices vary).

Wakehurst & the National Trust

Wakehurst is owned by the National Trust - but unlike local properties - Wakehurst is managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, under a long-term lease agreement since 1965.

National Trust members can enter Wakehurst’s gardens free of charge, though car parking charges apply. Car parking charges are vital to maintaining over 500 acres of wild botanic gardens and apply as a contribution to RBG Kew’s plant science, conservation and horticultural work at Wakehurst.

Wakehurst welcomes the ongoing support of the National Trust. Together, we’re making great strides supporting present and future plant and fungal life on planet Earth.

Visit Wakehurst's website to find out more.