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Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6TN, England
+44 1444 894066
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Wonderful day out

Despite a rather bleak day weather wise, we had a lovely time at the gardens. Lovely walking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
via mobile
Expensive car park

Wakehurst Place, like all National Trust properties, is well worth a visit. But go there by bike or... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karl F
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Enjoy the vast and beautiful grounds of Wakehurst. Situated in West Sussex and set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst is glorious year-round with ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve and an Elizabethan mansion. Besides the vast grounds, there is also a well-stocked gift shop, a cafe, a restaurant and a bakery.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Wakehurst Place Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6TN, England
+44 1444 894066
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Despite a rather bleak day weather wise, we had a lovely time at the gardens. Lovely walking through the woods then into the more cultivated gardens. The shop is excellent, cafes rather better than many and the seed bank was an interesting visit. I am...More

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wakehurst Place, like all National Trust properties, is well worth a visit. But go there by bike or bus! One and a half hours in the car park costs £2. Stay longer than 90 minutes and the cost is £5! To see all the gardens...More

Thank Karl F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently returned to Kew's country pad to find a much improved experience for the day tripper. Two new cafe venues provide excellent refreshments for travellers who have journeyed far to enjoy this horticultural feast. Roses were in full glorious bloom in June and hungry ducks...More

2  Thank georginams2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owned by the UK National Trust but leased and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew as a repository of its Millenium Seed Bank. Developed also into a beautiful public garden in its own right, with specimen beds, water features, walled gardens, wildflower meadow...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a beautiful sunny day visiting the gardens, the walks are stunning with so much to see and do the children loved the baby ducklings. We took a picnic lunch and sat in the shade to enjoy it and relax in the peace away...More

Thank Coopernan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here as my partner brought a gift experience on the Bluebelle railway down the road and entry to Wakehurst came as part of the experience day. We therefor attended as it was something we had already paid for despite not expecting to have...More

2  Thank ButtonsndCinders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is beautiful ground to walk around, with stunning array of colours, a lovely large lake to stroll round with plenty of ducks. Please note there is a lot of ground to get around and it's quite hilly. Wear some comfy shoes. Would recommend for...More

1  Thank KenuKaLu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic woodland /garden ,outdoor space place to enjoy ! plenty of things to keep children busy with beautiful natural surroundings two cafe's and plenty of areas to picnic ! a good day out and great value- especially you become a friend of wakehurst as parking...More

Thank jhobbs222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole place is absolutely amazing , the walks are amazing , the mansion itself is lovely but sparse. Very educational and beautiful grounds , on a warm summers day it would be a perfect retreat .

Thank Crazyuk2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst I agree to a certain level of "Entrance fee" I do expect Old Age Pensioners to be given a discount off the Adult Entrance Fee of £12.50 - not one penny off. So I'm not impressed one little bit that this "Country home of...More

2  Thank TartanGiant
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Is Wakehurst Place dog friendly?
18 June 2017|
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Response from mjatsts | Reviewed this property |
Wakehurst Place has an 'assistance Dogs only' policy.
kate x
What's a average time people spend here? how long does it take to walk around to see everything?
29 May 2017|
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Response from anniead2016 | Reviewed this property |
If you want a cuppa and to walk the grounds I'd say at least 3 hours.
When is best time this year for late spring flowers, particularly azaleas and rhododendrons?
11 April 2017|
Response from WMIM | Reviewed this property |
Some are flowering now but it is best to wait until May.