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WAKEHURST , 

HAYWARDS HEATH,

WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND

– ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS KEW

NATIONAL TRUST:

EARLY SPRING AWAKENING WALK

ON THE 1ST DAY OF MARCH

    

SUPPLEMENTAL READING:

  

Wakehurst, previously known as Wakehurst Place,

is a house and botanic gardens in West Sussex, England,

owned by the National Trust

but used and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

It is near Ardingly, West Sussex in the High Weald (grid reference TQ340315),

and comprises a late 16th-century mansion

and a mainly 20th-century garden,

and Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank,

in a modern building.

Visitors are able to see the gardens,

the Mansion, and also visit the seed bank.

The garden today covers some 2 km2 (490 acres)

and includes walled and water gardens,

woodland and wetland conservation areas.

    

RBG Kew has leased the land from the National Trust since 1965

and much has been achieved in this time,

from the Millennium Seed Bank project

and the creation of the Loder Valley

and Francis Rose Nature Reserves

to the introduction of the visitor centre, the Seed café and Stables restaurant

along with the development of the gardens.

    

Wakehurst is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England,

and its gardens are listed Grade II*

on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[1][2]

The stables are listed Grade II*

and the South Lodge and gateway is listed Grade II.[3][4]

     

SOURCE:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakehurst_Place

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THE SEEBOARD STUDY CENTRE

THE LODER VALLEY NATURE RESERVE: A haven for plants and animals of the High Weald of Sussex

THE TREE OF LIFE SCULPTURE by Local Artist WALTER BAILEY

THE WETLANDS:
Take in the serene beauty of one of Wakehurst’s most evocative conservation hotspots.
Stroll along the boardwalks and find a seat,
perfect for rest and contemplation in this beautifully
tranquil area.
Text Credits: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

WESTWOOD LAKE PUMP HOUSE

PLANTS FROM A NEW WORLD: The huge North American continent is home to many different forest types. Here in Horsbridge Wood our new plantings are grouped together to give an impression of these forests.

HORSBRIDGE WOOD:
Dedicated to the drama of the North American landscape, Horsbridge Wood takes you on a journey
past the sweet gum, Douglas fir and gigantic redwoods,
experiencing the rich and varied habitats of North America.
Text Credits: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

STABLES KITCHEN
MANSION

CROCUSES appear early in SPRING

DAFFODILS usually are in FULL BLOOM around EASTER TIME!

BOG GARDEN: Appears very MAGICAL and DREAMY in MIDSUMMER when everything within and around it are in full bloom…

VIBRANT CROCUSES are a feast to the eyes…

CROCUSES are a delicate beauty…

VIEWPOINT IN FRONT OF THE MANSION GARDENS

This Garden was planted 1902- 1936 by Alfred Coates Headgardener. Gerald Walter Erskine Loder 1st Lord Wakehurst of Ardingly

MANSION
MANSION POND in the foreground…
A CARPET OF SPRING FLOWERS: Crocus , Snowdrops

 

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