Day Out at Wakehurst Place

Towards the beginning of 2015 we bought ourselves a family pass to National Trust and it was one of the best things we've done. We've tried to visit lots of different places that we wouldn't normally go to. 

Just before Christmas (I think) we visited Wakehurst Place which is in West Sussex. 

Beautiful botanic gardens located in West Sussex and managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Set in 465 acres of country estate, Wakehurst boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve, and an Elizabethan mansion.
— Official Website - KEW.ORG

One of the reasons we went to visit was because of the UK's largest Christmas tree but we didn't really get to see it as it was beautiful sunshine but we still had a look around the garden and the house. 

We got there nice and early as we thought it would be busy so it was almost like we got to enjoy the place to ourselves. This is the sort of place that in the Spring and Summer would be stunning. The gardens are huge and would look amazing full of colour. 

While we were there we had a little robin following us around so for the first time this year I actually managed to get a nice robin photo without it flying off. 

If you do manage to visit I image the lawns are a perfect place to enjoy a picnic or they have a beautiful looking cafe where we enjoyed a cup of tea and a piece of cake. 

Also situated at Wakehurst Place is the Millennium Seed Bank which is worth a visit and a great way to teach children about the work they are carrying out there. 

We'll be making a return visit in the Spring when the gardens start to get a bit more colour in the them and possibly to take a picnic with us. 

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