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Notice: Please note that there are extensive road works taking place on Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead causing long delays. We advise seeking an alternative route through East Grinstead.

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.

Celebrating Philip Webb

Philip Speakman Webb by Charles Fairfax Murray

Philip Speakman Webb by Charles Fairfax Murray

Conservation pioneer and father of the Arts & Crafts, this year we are marking the centenary of the death of Philip Webb, Standen's architect and designer with a programme of events and activities.

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Story of embroidery

Sigismund the medieval dragon, part of our latest exhibition © Sally Roberson

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.
Embroidery demonstrations on selected Thurs & Sun including special guest Nicola Jarvis on Sun 26 July.

50 things fun

Pick up a 50 things scrapbook and see how many 50 things you can do at Standen.

Tracker packs with maps and supplies are available to borrow from the Potting Shed.

Woodland walks leaflets are available from reception to help explore our wider estate.

Super summer

Wed 22 July - Wed 2 Sept

Fun family activities in the house and garden. Traditional toys and games available on Goose Green and the Croquet Lawn.

Garden trail available daily (£1 per child with prize). Activities available every Wednesday (11am-3pm) from Wed 29 July, small charge for activities.