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Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden

Come and see a family home and garden brought to life in this gem of the Arts & Crafts Movement, hidden at the end of a quiet Sussex lane, with views over the Ashdown Forest and Weirwood Reservoir.

Built in the 1890s, Standen today tells the story of family life during the 1920's in a unique setting. The design of the house is a monument to the combined genius of architect Philip Webb and his friend William Morris. All the big names of the Arts & Crafts period are represented in the house interiors, including ceramics by William De Morgan and metalwork by W. A. S. Benson.

Our hillside gardens are being restored to the Arts & Crafts inspired garden developed by Mrs Beale, owner of Standen. Using her diaries, lost garden features and a historic plant collection will return the gardens to their heyday, providing year round interest for the garden enthusiast. On the wider estate, footpaths and self guided walks lead out into our ancient woodlands and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

New for 2014, well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome in the formal gardens.

Spring is in the air

Colourful tulips on the house terrace at Standen © National Trust/Nick Delves

Colourful tulips on the house terrace at Standen

As you wander around our garden you'll see it bursting to life with 7000 colourful tulips; other highlights are our rhododendrons,  camellias and woodland bluebells.

Spring is in the air

The bluebells in Rockinghill Wood put on a sparkling display © National Trust/Nick Delves

The bluebells in Rockinghill Wood put on a sparkling display

As you wander around our garden you'll see it bursting to life with 7000 colourful tulips; other highlights are our rhododendrons, camellias and woodland bluebells. Spring has most definitely sprung.

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Spirit of Adventure

World Tour souvenir parasol 1906/07

Until Sun 1 Jun
11am - 4pm
(Mon & Tues outside of school holidays 1.30pm - 4pm)

Our latest exhibition glimpses into the world of travel and adventure in the Edwardian era as we chart the Beale family’s travels around the world in 1906-7.

Midsummers walk

View of the Standen house from south lawn

Sat 21 June
7pm - 9pm

An evening guided tour of the garden on the longest day, followed by English sparkling wine on the terrace enjoying views of the Ashdown Forest.

Booking essential on 01342 323029
£12 per person

Easter egg hunt

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo © Cadbury

18-21 April
11am-4pm

Follow the clues on our Cadbury Easter Egg trail, then claim your Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize.

£2.50 per child

Easter activities

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Join us this Easter for special activity days with make and take crafts and felt making workshops, storytelling and pond dipping.

(Additional charges may apply)

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