High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden
The original Loder garden, especially colourful in spring and autumn, High Beeches is a romantic landscape, changing with the seasons.
Discover 27 acres of beautiful and historic woodland and water gardens full of rare and unusual plants and trees. Wander down the winding paths, through open sunlit glades, enjoy stunning vistas and sit by tranquil ponds.
In spring enjoy daffodils along with camellias and many different magnolias, followed by bluebells throughout the woodland glades. The gardens are spectacular in May and early June, carpeted with amazing colour and fragrance from azaleas and magnificent rhododendrons. The ancient, acid wildflower meadow is full of wild orchids, cowslips, oxeye daisies and many other wildflowers throughout June and The National Collection of Stewartia flower at the end of June.
In August the wonderful azure blue Willow Gentians bloom throughout the glades – High Beeches is the only site in the UK where these have naturalised.
In autumn the views alter again as the varied foliage changes to a splendid crescendo of crimson, copper, gold and green with one of the most spectacular displays of autumn colour in the country.
Opening times: 31st March to 31st October 2018
Admission Rates: Adults £8.50, Senior Citizens £8.00, 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.