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Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6TN, England
+44 1444 894066
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Frank and Trish leates

As national trust members we go to wakehurst place on a regular basis ,the gardens are lovely,if... read more

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Lovely gardens

We had a lovely time at Wakehurst, a lovely walk round the grounds, lunch in the restaurant, didn't... read more

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Burgess Hill, 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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seed bank” (148 reviews)
“kew gardens” (46 reviews)
“parking charges” (54 reviews)
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Wakehurst Place Selsfield Road | Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6TN, England
+44 1444 894066
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Reviewed today via mobile

As national trust members we go to wakehurst place on a regular basis ,the gardens are lovely,if only the restaurant was the same ,overpriced and often cold food and the hot drinks are often only just warm ,best take your own food and drink or...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely time at Wakehurst, a lovely walk round the grounds, lunch in the restaurant, didn't think the seed bank was very interesting, and the parking price is ridiculous.

Thank _suerobertson3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here twice in the last month, once for tea in the café and today to walk in the park and gardens. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit these stunning gardens and we saw lots of wildlife. Wen enjoyed the views, sights and...More

Thank runny83
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mixed feelings. There are some wonderful trees, some of them still in autumn colours in mid-November. But it was too manicured and had too many tarmac paths to make it seem a properly rural Sussex experience. I would have preferred instead a walk through the...More

Thank sussexrowmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking especially for parents with young children- my grand daughter is 18 months so fairly stable on her toes for short periods - walks of varying length and terrain are well sign posted for suitability of wheel chairs etc...wonderful plants, great colours for all...More

Thank samtem56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of plant life and wildlife to see as you walk around the extensive grounds which are maintained to a very high level.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with other reviewers that parking charges here are a disgrace. As with others I found today that Sheffield Park was full and so came here. Previously as members of the NT we have had free entry and no issues with parking. Now barriers...More

1  Thank Nick P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always worth a visit but a disgrace about having to pay to park, as without a car access to the venue is impossible.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for the first time on a barmy sunny October day and wow, what a day to choose to visit. At this time of year, the colours are magical and highlighted even more by the glorious, if unseasonaly but welcome, sunny weather. The entrance...More

Thank mpw246pl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This must be the best time of year to visit this beautifully cared for arboretum. The colours and sheer beauty of the plantings took our breath away. Of course it was very busy, being the last day of school holidays, but hey! the kids should...More

Thank Chris E
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Questions & Answers
18 September 2017|
Response from Intrepidtravellers_8 | Reviewed this property |
For general admission I believe you need to leave well before the first entry for the lantern festival. All the details are on the website.
18 June 2017|
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Response from Woodstock1953 | Reviewed this property |
Assistance dogs only are allowed in.
kate x
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.