Mid Sussex


Selsfield Road, Ardingly, HAYWARDS HEATH, West Sussex, RH17 6TN

Tel: 01444 894066

Wakehurst House at the centre of the gardens


Have a day out like no other at Wakehurst, Kew's wild botanic garden. Spot the wildlife andyear-round colour in our valleys, and explore over 500 acres of ornamental gardens, ancient woodlands and a nature reserve. Beautiful whatever the season, explore the wilder corners of the landscape to discover some of the quietest, most beautiful spots.

Managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst prides itself on being home topicture-perfect gardens, an Elizabethan Mansion and hundreds of acres of diverse landscape, featuring rare plant collections from around the world.

Home to the world-famous Millennium Seed Bank, step inside to explore one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and enjoy the fascinating exhibition Surviving or Thriving .  Scramble over our adventurous log trail, Tree Trunk Trek or take a moment to relax and enjoy a quiet moment from the gardens.

Wakehurst is open daily from 10am to those who can visit safely. During this time all visitors, including members, will need a pre-booked ticket. Please visit the website to book your visit and for all the information you need: kew.org/wakehurst

COVID-19 notice

Book your visit to Wakehurst with confidence. Please visit the website for further details on the host of measures in place to support government guidance and social distancing.


Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£14.50 per ticket
Children 16 and underFree
Young Persons (17 -25)£7.25 per ticket

Unlimited entry for Wakehurst members


Map & Directions


  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
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  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2011
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Silver 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Silver 2023

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Closed 24/25 Dec. Shops closed on Easter Day. Catering not affected. Restaurant, shop and Seed Café open 10. Mansion, Seed Bank and restaurant close 1hr before garden. Shop trading restricted on Sun. Last admission 30mins before closing

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