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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.

Easter holiday fun

Discovering the secrets of spring flowers at Quarry Bank Mill © John Millar

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 12 Apr
11am- 4pm
Join us for self-led activities in the house and garden and Easter activities on selected dates. Wellies highly recommended for exploring the outdoors. 
Cadbury Easter Egg trails from Fri 3-Mon 6 April. £2.50 per child.
Normal admission prices apply.

Cadbury Easter Egg trail

2015 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail logo © Cadbury

Fri 3-Mon 6 April
11am- 4pm
Join us for a special Cadbury Easter Egg trail inspired by our feathered chicken friends here at Standen, then pick up your Cadbury Egghead prize.
£2.50 per child
Normal admission prices apply.

Tulip festival

Mid April - mid May
Our garden will be ablaze with 8,000 bright blooming tulips.
Join us to take in the displays, attend an event or enjoy a tour on selected days. There has never been so many tulips in our garden, so don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy the display.

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Café reopens after refurbishment

Standen cafe reopens after refurbishment

Standen cafe reopens after refurbishment

During your visit, pop into our recently refurbished barn café and enjoy a tasty treat. Our new look cafe also offers free wi-fi and a roaring log burner for those cold spring days.

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.