High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden
Twenty seven acres of the High Weald have been sensitively planted with many exotic trees and shrubs to create a place of great beauty and tranquillity. Wander through the woodland glades filled with bluebells in the spring and surrounded by the colour and fragrance of the many azaleas.
The paths wind through the native oaks which provide a back drop for the beautiful mature trees and shrubs which have been collected from around the world, among them magnificent rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias. Summer is the time to enjoy the native flora, High Beeches has a glorious ancient native wildflower meadow which attracts many insects and butterflies and in August the blue woodland gentians can be seen in flower throughout the garden, this is the only place in the country where they have naturalised.
Finally the autumn brings a spectacular display of autumn colour, provided by the many nyssas, maples and liquidambers.
Opening times: 28th March to 31st October, 1pm to 5pm, closed on Wednesdays
Admission Rates: Adults £8.50, Children under 14 £2.00
Group Rates: Minimum Group Size: 20. Adults £7.50, Children £2.00
Facilities: Restaurant, Teas
Disabled Access: Limited – tearoom yes
Toilets on site: Yes
Car Parking on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Guided Tours: Yes, booking required.
Length of Visit: 2 hours
Special Events: See website.
Booking Contact: Sarah Bray, High Beeches Gardens, Handcross, West Sussex RH17 6HQ
Booking Tel No. 01444 400589.
Location: 1 mile east of the A23 at Handcross on the south side of the B2110 in mid-Sussex.
Updated: December 2019