High Beeches Gardens
High Beeches Gardens, near Handcross is one of the Great Gardens of Sussex, with 27 acres of spectacular woodland and water gardens full of rare, historic and unusual plants. The gardens are laid out over enchanting glades, valleys and ridges and are designed to work with nature so that the plants are the main feature of the landscape. The Champion trees are the best of their type in the country and there’s a National Collection of Stewartia trees.
English Heritage lists the gardens as ‘outstanding historically’ and Architectural Digest describes High Beeches as ‘the most beautiful garden in England’.
High Beeches offers colour and interest throughout the year. In spring and early summer the gardens are particularly delightful. In early summer the famous wildflower meadow is at its peak and by late August the stunning blue willow gentians swathe the glades in brilliant blue. By autumn High Beeches puts on perhaps its most glorious display of all – that of autumn colour.
The licensed tea room and tea garden is open from 11.30am and offers a delicious selection of home-cooked food, light refreshments and snacks – all at sensible prices.
20 March to 31 October 2010: 1pm to 5pm daily (not Wednesdays)
Group visits open daily, at any time by appointment
Child (14 and under): FREE
Season Ticket: £20
- Toilet WC
- Picnic site
- Car parking
- Disabled access
- Baby changing area