Wakehurst Place - National Trust

Wakehurst Place - National Trust
Ardingly
West Sussex
RH17 6TN
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wakehurst-place

E-mail

wakehurst@kew.org

Telephone

24hr information

01444 894066

Shop / plants

01444 894073

Education

01444 894094

Booking

01444 894067

Fax

01444 894069

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

The 200 hectares (500 acres) at Wakehurst Place include walled gardens, water gardens, a wetland conservation area, woodland, lakes and ponds. Four National Collections plus rare and exotic plants from the Himalayas and the southern hemisphere, and the Millennium Seed Bank, are among the highlights. Wakehurst Place is administered and maintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The Wellcome Trust Millennium Building, adjacent to Wakehurst Place, aims to house seeds from ten per cent of the world’s flora by 2009, to save species from extinction in the wild. Enjoy the Millennium Seed Bank interactive public exhibition in the Orange Room and follow the journey of a seed from identification and collection, through to drying and cold storage in the massive underground vaults. The mansion in the grounds is used principally for education visits. Two rooms only (hall and former library) are open to visitors.

Venue Type:

Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

We are open daily from 10am.

Closed 24 & 25 Dec.

Admission charges

£8, concessions £7. Reduced rate when arriving by public transport. Under-17s free. Friends of Kew free. Discounts for booked groups (10+). Season ticket £16 for year-round entry.

Guided tours daily, tel. office for times & availability. Booked tours on request; write to Administrator. Tours of the Loder Valley: Sat, Sun and BHols: March–Sept

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