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Notice: From Mon 1 June scaffolding and external decoration works will be located in the house courtyard for approximately 3 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during these essential works.House remains open but alternative entry points may be operation.

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.

Rhododendron dell

Enjoy a stroll through our rhododendron dell this time of year to see our rhododendrons in full bloom.

Other garden highlights include the handkerchief tree in the orchard and alliums in our herbaceous borders.

 

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Useful & beautiful XII

Vase from latest selling exhibition â¿¿Useful  

 Mon 1 - Mon 15 June
11am - 4pm

(1.30pm - 4pm Mon & Tues outside of school holidays)

Selling exhibition by mixed media artists of the Sussex Guild.

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.

Webb at Standen tours

Philip Speakman Webb by Charles Fairfax Murray

From Thurs 4 June
Every Thurs & Sat
10.30am & 4pm 

Join one of our new tours celebrating Philip Webb and the architecture of Standen. Tours last for one hour, limited places, tickets available on the day from visitor reception. Normal admission applies.

Part of our Philip Webb Centenary celebrations 

Tours and workshops

Enjoy the beauty of our summer garden with one of our forthcoming events:

18 Jun
9am Art workshop £35pp

Sun 21 Jun
7pm Midsummer tour and wine £15pp

Weds 24 Jun
10am Behind the scenes in the rosery workshop £60pp

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