Shake off those winter blues and lift your spirits in a fresh spring garden or the wild countryside. From beds of colourful tulips to buds of delicate blossom, our gardens are finally waking up. We've selected some of the very best places for you to enjoy the delights of spring.
Now is the perfect time to get outdoors and spot signs of our gardens and countryside bursting into life. Here are our top walks all around the county to try this spring from the South Downs to Sheffield Park, Nymans to Petworth.
New for 2017 at Alfriston Clergy House is the revamped reading room on the ground floor. This room has been dressed as a 1920s sitting room to reflect how it may have looked when the Witt family lived here.
Nature is waking up after the long sleep of winter and our Cadbury Egg Hunts are back at 12 National Trust places in Sussex. There are also family trails for the whole of the Easter holidays at Sheffield Park and Garden, Bodiam Castle, Petworth and Standen. Brimming with clues and intriguing new discoveries about nature, wildlife and the places you visit.
Discover the daily tasks that are involved in maintaing the most important art collection in the care of the National Trust over the winter through the eyes of a conservation assistant and how it differs from those of a housemaid from the 1800s how worked at Petworth.
Kaffe Fassett is renowned internationally for his bold use of colour, with over 40 best selling books inspiring people to be creative and have a go.
Following on from his Winter Tree created at Standen for Christmas, Kaffe brings an exhibition of his works to the House. Open Saturday 7 January - Sunday 23 April.
Find out more about the forthcoming Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016 exhibition open from 25 March where winner Richard Allen will showcase the body of work created during his creative journey on the series.
From the high culture of the art collection at Petworth, to an Arts and Crafts cosy home at Standen, you'll be amazed at the variety of houses and unusual buildings we look after in Sussex. There's even a castle for your budding knights in armour.
Members of our National Trust supporter groups in Sussex help fund raise for places like Nymans and Sheffield Park - they also get together for days out and talks and tours or volunteer at their local place.