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FREE Members' Day


Event Date: Saturday 3 September | Time: 10:30am – 5pm | Venue: Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 6TN


  • Free Members Day with our new partner venue – Wakehurst
  • Free parking
  • Boundless members’ area in the Millennium Seedbank
  • Family activity packs and activities
  • Free gift for each member booking (RRP £5)
  • 10% discount at the gift shop
  • Free prize-draw entry to win Royal Botanical Gardens goodies
  • Two adults and five children get in free with your Boundless membership

Celebrate our new member partnership with RBG Kew by joining us at Wakehurst, RBG Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex. Embark on their summer festival ‘Nourish’, a journey through spectacular immersive artworks inspired by Kew’s world-leading science projects from around the world.

Visiting on the Boundless Members’ Day gets you all sorts of extra benefits, including free parking, free guidebooks, prize draws, on-site activities and a Boundless area to meet our team and other Boundless members.

Wakehurst is home to the Millennium Seed Bank, an underground collection of over 2.4 billion seeds from around the world, banking them to conserve them for the future. Enter our glass atrium where you can track the journey of a seed from our drying chamber, though seed cleaning and processing to our research stations and explore our interactive exhibitions.

Whilst at Wakehurst, roam across 500 acres of wild and wonderful woodland and experience habitats from across the globe including American prairies, Australasian woods, Himalayan glades to English Meadows. Discover rock walks, nature reserves, ancient pines and wonderful wetlands.

This is a great day out for the whole family with plenty for the kids and grandchildren to do. Children can reserve a free activities rucksack to pick up at our members area with lots of trails, natures spotting and quizzes.

At every one of our events, the Boundless team will be there to make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible. We’ll have our official Boundless photographer on site to capture the best moments for you, your family and friends. All photos will be available for you to download after the event.

If you upload any of your own pictures to social media be sure to use the hashtag #bemoreboundless for a chance to be featured on our social pages.

By buying tickets, you’re agreeing to have your photo taken and any images used on our marketing platforms. If you’d prefer not to have your photo taken or appear on our website or social pages, please let us know when you arrive and we’ll make sure arrangements are made.

Not yet a member? Join Boundless today for £32 per year to take part in this event

Tickets are subject to availability and may sell out as our ticket allocation is limited

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How can I get there?

By Car

You can find Wakehurst Place are on the B2028, south of Turners Hill and north of Ardingly.

From London, take the M25 then M23, leave at Junction 10, turn left onto the A264

On the A264 go straight over first two roundabouts, turn right at next roundabout, onto the B2028

Wakehurst is on the right after Turners Hill

On approaching Wakehurst please follow signage rather than relying on your Sat Nav, as it will bring you to the North Drive entrance which is the wrong one

Where do I Park?

As part of our members’ day event, you will be able to park for free at the main Wakehurst Place car park. Just keep your parking ticket and get it validated at the admission gate.

Are there any age restrictions?

There is no age restriction to this event. As part of this member day offer Boundless members are entitled to the following free tickets:

  • Two adult tickets (aged 16 and over)
  • Two adult tickets (aged 15 and under)

I have a friend or family member who wants to come as well

Great, bring them along! The only provision is that the booking must be made by a Boundless member and that everyone who attends has a valid admission ticket.

If you require extra tickets outside your free allocation, people can join today for £32 and book their own tickets through Boundless. If they decide not to join Boundless they will have to purchase tickets directly from Kew Gardens here: Wakehurst tickets and prices | Kew

Only tickets purchased through Boundless will be entitled to members’ day benefits. Boundless tickets have to be reserved in advanced and will not be available on the day.

Where do I pick up my free guidebook and other benefits?

The Boundless team will be located at the Millennium Seedbank, located to the right after you get admission to the gardens. Make sure you visit us when you arrive to pick up your event packs, including guidebooks, prize draw, activity packs and more.

What time does this event start and end?

The event starts at 10.30am and finishes at 5pm.

Can tickets be transferred?

Once you have purchased your event tickets they cannot be transferred as a current member with valid membership card needs to be present. This is because we have a very limited number of tickets and have to ensure the offer benefits Boundless members.

How accessible is the site for people with mobility difficulties?

RBG Kew pride themselves in having a fully accessible, wheelchair-friendly site. Some of the areas such as the Victorian Glasshouse will have areas that have more limited access.

Are dogs allowed on site?

Dogs are not permitted on site. Only service dogs are allowed and they need to be wearing hi-visibility clothing.