Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.
From bluebell woods to daffodil beds, new life in the fields to warmer rays overhead, there's so many reasons to get out and about this spring. Find coast, countryside and everything in between on a walk in East Sussex.
Discover a variety of gardens and parks in and around East Sussex this spring. From the garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle Garden to the family feel of the garden at Bateman's, there's something for everyone.
Take a stroll through our gardens in Kent and East Sussex under the ethereal arbours of blossoming fruit trees. Discover apple and cherry blossom in the orchards at Sissinghurst or pear blossom in the orchard at Bateman’s.
Join our #BlossomWatch campaign on social media. Take time to admire spring blossom, whether it's from your window, on your street or local walk, or in your garden if you’re lucky enough to have it grow there. You can also share sightings on our blossom map and learn more about identifying blossom and how these floral wonders support wildlife.
Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.
Did you know that we produce podcasts? You can download episodes for free on a variety of subjects, from the stories behind our gardens, collections and outdoor places, to the houses that helped shape and influence the work of great writers.