Out and About

This is a list of other local horticultural-type events which may be of interest. If you wish to include your event on this page, please use the Contact Us form. This information has been given by the organisers or taken from their publications or websites. We recommend that you check with the organisers to confirm the details of the events. We are not responsible for external links.

In accordance with Government advice, it is expected that ALL events noted below will be cancelled or postponed. Where this has been confirmed on the organisation's website, the cancellation is shown below. Check with the organisation before travelling to any venue.

Concentrating on the ornamental gardens close to the mansion and the work of the Millennium Seed Bank, your guide will point out particular plants of seasonal interest and will also talk about the history of the gardens and the Wakehurst mansion.


Tours commence at 11:30 am and last approximately 1 - 1½ hours. The tours are free, (normal admission applies) and take place on most days - weather and guide availability permitting - please check at the Visitor Centre entrance beforehand. There is no need to book. Tours commence at the Meeting Point by the Stables Restaurant.


Info: www.kew.org/wakehurst/whats-on Tel: 01444 894066

Saturday 4th July: Plant Heritage - Sussex Group: 'Study Day of the National Collection of Stewartia' at High Beeches Gardens, Handcross, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6HQ. 10:00-12:30 with coffee and cake on arrival. £30 For Plant Heritage Members, £35 for non-members. 

A rare opportunity for you to go behind the scenes at the famous High Beeches Gardens!  They hold a national collection of Stewartia (a beautiful tree related to Camellias, with flaking bark, lovely flowers and good autumn colour).  Sarah Bray, the owner, is inviting members to enjoy a fascinating morning with these intriguing trees.  


She will give a tour of the collection, telling of the origin of these trees, their history within the garden and elevation to National Collection status.  


There is a practical element too - propagation, cultivation, pests and diseases will be covered and you will find that these techniques will be relevant to many plants in your own garden.

Members and guests booking now open

Places are limited, so to be sure of a place, please contact Frances Druce by email frances@copyholdhollow.co.uk or telephone 01444 413265.