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Notice: Our café will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 23 February and will reopen on Monday 9 March. Takeaway drinks and light snacks (no hot food) will be available during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

Discovery week

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb
11am- 4pm

This half term make discoveries with a wildlife trail through the woods and a hidden secrets trail through the house. (£1 per trail with lollipop prize). Wellies highly recommended for outdoors. 
Normal admission prices apply.

Metalworks VI

Brooch by Lorraine Gibby, featured in Metalworks exhibition at Standen

Mon 16 Feb - Sun 8 March 
1.30pm - 4pm (11am - 4pm weekends and Tues 17 - Fri 20 Feb)

Selling exhibition of metal work from artists of the Sussex Guild. Pop in to find some unique and one of a kind pieces including jewellery, ornaments and tableware.
Normal admission prices apply.  

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Café closure

Mon 23 February - Sun 8 March

Our café is having a small refresh, designed with the spirit of Standen in mind. The current café will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 23 February and will reopen on Monday 9 March.

Take away drinks and light snack refreshments will be available during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you will come back with family and friends when we reopen

Signs of spring

As the days get longer and winter fades, there are signs of spring all over the garden. Spot the colourful bursts of snowdrops, crocus and daffodils starting to appear and enjoy the hellebores, camellias and winter iris at their best.

Join one of garden tours to explore the garden and hear more about the revival of our arts and crafts inspired garden. Check the daily programme on arrival for their availability.

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