World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.9 (187 votes)

Wakehurst Place

Listed under Gardens in Crawley, United Kingdom.

  • Photo of Wakehurst Place
  • Photo of Wakehurst Place
  • Photo of Wakehurst Place
Photo of Wakehurst Place
Photo by flickr user (al)macaw
Pin It

The wilder, wider-ranging sister of Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place is a magical place for wildlife enthusiasts with over five hundred acres of land to its name in total.

Aside from the Elizabethan mansion, the celebrated Millennium Seed Bank Project, rare plant collections, pretty water gardens and immaculate beds of domesticated flora, there are vast swathes of woodland and wetland dedicated entirely to the conservation of local plants and wildlife.

Take a wander through ankle-deep carpets of spring bluebells in Horsebridge Wood, enjoy a lively guided tour of the Loder Valley nature reserve, book well in advance for an educational badger-watching evening with one of Wakehurst's wonderful conservation staff, or simply pick a perfect sun-dappled woodland glade for a picnic.

Written by  larapiegeler.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Monet's Gardens

    Monet's Garden is the colourful garden of an artist, by an artist. This is the garden created from 1883 to 1926 in the Valley …

  • Great Dixter Gardens

    This garden melds antiquity and nature with the delicate controlling touch of man. The half timbered manor house, which is mai…

  • Chateau de Versailles Gardens

    The sumptuous Hall of Mirrors is haunted by the ghosts of the royal family, from Louis XIII to Louis-Philippe: 250 years of tra…

Nearby Experiences

  • Monster Truck Driving

    There is only one place in the UK where you can drive a full-size, American-spec monster truck: at Leisure Pursuits in Ashurstw…

  • The Bluebell Railway

    Quaintly named after the bluebells which surround the track in Spring, this pretty steam railway runs from East Grinstead to Le…

  • Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood

    This is one of my most loved literary locations, the bridge at Pooh Corner in the Ashdown Forest (the 100 Acre Wood). This wha…

Related links

Contribute to this page