Our work

Our garden restoration volunteers working in the Croquet lawn © National Trust

Our garden restoration volunteers working in the Croquet lawn

Why are we removing and replacing plants?

We're carrying out the biggest garden project currently taking place in any Trust property. Our aim is to revive the garden by restoring Margaret Beale’s Arts and Crafts-inspired layout and planting scheme. While we work to achieve this, we are removing some plants to reinstate her original plans.

Our revival project

We are in the middle of a five year, £500,000 project to restore the arts and crafts inspired gardens at Standen, created by Margaret Beale in the late 19th early 20th century.

What's happening now?

Mrs Bealeâ¿¿s grandchildren bathing in the Rose Garden pond

We are restoring the swimming pond in the Rosery, creating a new rock top path with views across the High Weald and reinstating Mrs Beale’s original planting scheme in the Croquet Lawn.

What's next?

The Rosery in the 1920s

We will be installing a new trellis for climbing roses in the Rosery, extending the Kitchen Garden, and clearing many of the overgrown shrubs from the Quarry Garden.

 

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