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Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden
James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location with views across the Sussex countryside for their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, the house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. interiors creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The house is dressed for a weekend stay in 1925, so you can imagine you are a guest of the family.
A major restoration of the 5-hectare (12-acre) hillside garden showcases year-round seasonal highlights and an award-winning plant collection. On the wider estate, footpaths lead out into the woodlands, Ashdown Forest and wider High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Note: Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in the formal gardens.
Mid April - mid May
Our garden will be ablaze with 8,000 bright blooming tulips this spring.
Take in the displays as you explore the garden, join a garden tour on selected days or book onto one of our special events:
Tulip photography workshops Tues 28 & Thurs 14 May 8am, £15pp
Early morning tulip garden tour, Sun 10 May, 8am £15pp
There have never been so many tulips in our garden, so don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy the display
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Material Things IX
Wed 29 Apr - Mon 25 May
11am - 4pm
(1.30pm - 4pm Mon & Tues outside of school holidays)
Selling exhibition by Wendy Dolan and Louise Bell, textile artists of the Sussex Guild.
Story of embroidery
Medieval to Morris
Fri 1 May - Sun 26 Jul
11am - 4pm
(1.30pm - 4pm Mon & Tues outside school holidays)
An exhibition uncovering the story of the lasting craft of embroidery