What's on

Upcoming events

The Glory of the Garden poetry trail

Mon 27 Jun 2022
Discover lines from Kipling’s poem The Glory of the Garden, displayed around the Bateman’s garden.

Mill guides at Park Mill

Mon 27 Jun 2022
Visit the watermill at Bateman’s to be transported to a bygone era.

The Glory of the Garden collection highlights and short films

Mon 27 Jun 2022
Discover garden-themed items from the collection and picture Kipling the writer at Bateman’s.

Quantum Theatre presents: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Sat 02 Jul 2022
Quantum Theatre are back with an enchanting new adaptation of two of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved Tales, The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

Poetry Writing Workshop at Bateman’s with Helen Stockton

Thu 07 Jul 2022
Enjoy a day of creative poetry writing at the inspirational home of Rudyard Kipling.

Paint the garden workshop with watercolour artist John Wiltshire 

Sun 10 Jul 2022
Learn how to create your own watercolour painting, in the idyllic landscape of Bateman’s.

Things to see and do

The rose garden and pond at Bateman’s, East Sussex

Summer in the garden at Bateman's

There's an abundance of colour and scent in the summer garden. Take a wander and enjoy the space as Kipling would have known it.

A garden of flowers

The Glory of the Garden events at Bateman’s 

Rudyard Kipling's poem The Glory of the Garden, which celebrates gardeners and gardening, inspires a new poetry trail, painting and poetry workshops, gardening talks, collection highlights display and more at Bateman's.


Eating and shopping




The Orange Tree

In this video, discover The Orange Tree embroidery at Bateman's, believed to be designed by William Morris' daughter, May. Its gentle aesthetic, inspired by nature, is typical of the influential Arts and Crafts Movement.


Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Bateman's on the National Trust Collections website