Wakehurst Place is an extensive garden featuring water gardens, a Himalayan Glade, walled gardens
and acres of woodland. It's well over 2 miles to walk round everywhere. The Millennium Seed Bank is on the site:
not a lot to see but worth popping in and watching the scientists at work in their glass-walled labs.
If you like really long walks, when you arrive ask for a pass to the Loder Valley nature reserve (pictured): it adjoins the Wakehurst gardens but access is restricted to 50 people a day. It's lovely. The Mansion is nothing special - more small prep school than country house. Entry to Wakehurst is free to National Trust members. |map| |next attraction|
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