High Beeches Gardens
High Beeches Gardens in Handcross contains 27 acres of landscaped woodland gardens, including many rare plants, trees and shrubs from all over the world.
High Beeches is open:
- Between 21 March and 31 October
- Every day except Wednesday
- 13.00 to 17.00 (last entry: 16.30)
- On some bank holidays, the gardens open at 11.00.
The tea room is open from 11.30 to 16.00.
Visits by groups of 20 or more may take place outside normal opening hours, and must be arranged in advance.
- Adults: £6.
- Children aged up to 14 are admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.
- A Friends of High Beeches season ticket, giving free entry for a year, is available for £18.
- Guided tours: £10 per person, with a minimum charge of £50, and must be booked in advance.
- A room, suitable for a conference or celebration and accommodating up to 40 people, is available for hire at £50 per day.
(Prices are correct as of January 2011.)
High Beeches Gardens contains some rough paths that may be inaccessible to some visitors. The tea room is fully accessible to the disabled. The gardens contain plenty of benches.
Children aged up to 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The only dogs allowed are guide dogs.
Home-cooked meals are available at the tea room and licensed restaurant. There is a picnic area for those bringing their own refreshments.
High Beeches was the home of the Loder family, whose members helped to establish Leonardslee and Wakehurst gardens. High Beeches Gardens was established in 1907 by Giles Loder, using plants collected from Asia, America and Europe. The fine country house was severely damaged by fire when an aircraft crashed into it during the second world war.
High Beeches has been under the care of the Boscawen and Bray families for the past half century.
High Beeches Gardens is on the B2110 between Handcross and Balcombe:
Other Gardens near Pease Pottage
- 01444 400550
- High Beeches Lane, Handcross, Sussex, RH17 6HQ