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Wakehurst during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Wakehurst is open for you to enjoy our magnificent gardens during these difficult times.

With over 500 acres to explore, there is plenty of space for you to roam safely through our wild botanic garden. You can always find a quiet spot to reconnect with nature and we hope your visit provides much-needed fresh air and respite.

Remember, you can only visit an outdoor public place with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with one person from another household. Please only book tickets in accordance with these guidelines.

To keep our visitors and staff safe, we have established a host of measures to support social distancing - please follow onsite guidance whilst on site. In accordance with government guidance, some of our indoor attractions including the Mansion, Millennium Seed Bank, our gift shop and cafes are closed. Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance on visiting the gardens before you travel.

We care for some of the world's rarest plant species. To help us preserve our beautiful gardens, we have some do's and don'ts;
Including the following:
• Only registered disability assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens and must be on a lead - please leave your pets at home
• Help protect our plants and trees so everyone can enjoy them - climbing, picking or pruning is not allowed
• Bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs) must be left at the gates
• To protect our lawns, ball games and sports (including jogging) are not allowed in the gardens.
Please see here for further information.

If you or your guest has symptoms of COVID-19, or you are self-isolating, you must not book or visit the gardens

It is a legal requirement to wear a face covering inside all buildings. Both the entry and exit route will be through the Visitor Centre, providing safe access to the gardens, and so you will need to have a face covering for your visit to Wakehurst. For more information visit www.gov.uk.

From 2 December, the Stables Kitchen will be open for table service only. You will be required to give your details in support of the NHS Test and Trace if you wish to dine in. Otherwise, there will be takeaway catering available in the gardens.

Your contact information will be retained in accordance with the UK Government COVID-19 guidance. This information may be shared with NHS Test and Trace if required. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works


Please select Kew and Wakehurst members or All Other Visitors

If you would like to book a combination of Kew and Wakehurst member tickets together with National Trust tickets please use the Kew and Wakehurst members box.

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All Other Visitors

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Everyone attending must hold a valid ticket, this includes children (0-16 yrs) and Carers. Please make sure you are selecting the correct amount of tickets to cover your whole party. You must provide proof of membership or employment with your ticket to enter the gardens.

For any queries regarding your advance booking contact us by visiting the Customer Service area.

If you are having difficulty booking tickets using a screen reader or solely via a keyboard, please try the See Tickets booking page.