Bateman's, Sussex

Volunteer gardener tending the roses in the garden at Bateman's, Burwash, East Sussex

The formal Rose Garden and Lily Pond were designed by famous resident Rudyard Kipling, after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.

The Rose Garden was restored a century later and is planted with three varieties of Polyantha rose; ‘Frensham’, ‘Betty Prior’ and ‘Valentine Heart’. Their small, semi-double blooms in shades of pink and red, flower nearly all summer long. 
Pause here to take in the peace and beauty of the Rose Garden and the idyllic setting that Kipling created for his family home.