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“Afternoon trip to Wakehurst”
Review of Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 16, 2013

We had an afternoon trip to Wakehurst it was ok but it was very expensive £13.50 to get in each. So not cheap. the garden was ok but the Café was particularly poor, no trays, long queue's limited choice, limited staff, many dirty tables that people were having to clear for themselves.
The gift shop was very expensive too. There was no parking spaces and people were parking on the road, For disabled access there are very limited paths that are tarmacked so most of the site is not accessible so £13.50 for an hours walk was too much. I know it is National Trust but they were taking the biscuit to be honest!

14  Thank Martin M
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Autumn at Wakehurst Place has lots to see. We visited in early November 2013. Most of the paths are well laid but there are areas where wellies would help. Some steep paths, but the map provided by Wakehurst Place, gives details of paths that are easier to walk. Close to the Mansion there are more formal gardens. The walk through the American Redwoods to the lovely lake is well worth the effort.

Thank CarrieandTeddie
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were looking for somewhere that was easy to access while I was on crutches. I'm pleased to report that Wakehurst place was easy for me. The reception is very close to the car park, and there is a cafe within the reception building with lots of space around each table - ideal. there were no imsurmountable steps, nor a ramp that required yards of extra walking (which is often the case). We got free entry with our NT cards, and will return one day to walk round the gardens properly. I had a delicious roast beef sandwich, but my partner's soup of the day was a bit too salty. It would have scored 5 out of 5 if the soup had been better.
Good shop with a nice range of Christmas items.

Thank Hotelsinspectorate
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Fabulous gardens and woodland. Huge variety of plants and the seed bank is fascinating. Great day out whatever age you are. Wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Lovely sculpture trail and the stable cafe serves lovely fresh food. Friendly staff and the shop is huge with a great selection of gifts and souvenirs.

1  Thank emmelinep64
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

National Trust card gets you into this Kew Gardens related property. Don't expect the house to be exciting but the grounds are a delight. Something all year round. Do try to make one of the free guided tours. they are excellent

Thank SilverTraveller
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