Exploring Wakehurst Place
Located just 3 miles from Alexander House and 11 miles from Langshott Manor, you will find Wakehurst place nestled in the peaceful Sussex countryside. Managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve and an Elizabethan mansion.
At Wakehurst you can find plants native to the UK and specimens from around the world, displayed in formal and informal gardens which emulate the Southern hemisphere, the Himalayas and other zones. Wakehurst’s woodlands contain specimens of temperate trees from all around the world and carpets of wild flowers which provide contrasting colours throughout the year.
Open all year round, you can explore the Millennium Seed Bank – a hub for Scientific activity where visitors can discover more about it’s vital mission to conserve 25% of the world’s plant species by 2020. As the largest wild seed conservation project in the world, it is an experience not to be missed.
Find out what is in bloom this season with a guided walk through the gardens. Take the opportunity to see plants of seasonal interest and discover the fascinating history of the estate.
Why not continue the quintessentially British experience and treat yourself to afternoon tea in the historic surroundings of Wakehurst?
Build up an appetite exploring the gardens and then retreat to the mansion for a slice of indulgence on the 9th September 2018 for just £22.50.
Fun fact – Wakehurst Place is home to the largest growing Christmas tree in England, a giant Redwood!
Open daily from 10am – 6pm
Admission £12.95 | Free for Friends of Wakehurst and National Trust Members