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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.

Tulip festival

Tulips on the house terrace at Standen

Tulips on the house terrace at Standen

 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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New look barn café

Standen cafe reopens after refurbishment

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

Material Things IX

Blue Irises design by Wendy Dolan  © Wendy Dolan

 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

Embroidered bedspread conserved by Standen raffle contributions © Ben Dale

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

Morris & maypole

Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris performing at Standen, National Trust

Bank Hol Mon 4 May
From 1pm

Enjoy performances by the Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris and have a go at traditional maypole dancing during the afternoon