From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes.
We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.
Welcome in the spring when a sea of wild daffodils covers the Pleasure Grounds at Petworth. This downloadable trail takes you on a walk through the grounds that Capability Brown designed. There are thousands of wild yellow primroses and magnolia trees with their fragrant flowers. Visit again later in the season when swathes of bluebells blanket the Pleasure Grounds.
The Wall Garden at Nymans is famous for its lavish displays of frothy blossom, camellias and spring bulbs. The waxy blooms of the magnolia trees flower around the ruins each year in early spring. While later in Spring, Nymans is celebrating the glory of its rhododendron collection as it bursts into life.
This walk takes you through beech woodland and across open grassland, and as a Special Site of Scientific Interest you'll find a variety of plants and wildlife. Visit in the spring to see bluebells and smell the wild garlic.
This 1 mile walk over chalk grassland is abundant with butterflies; you could spot any number, from the Adonis blue, chalkhill blue and green hairstreak to smaller populations of brown argus, dark-green fritillary and silver-spotted skipper.
If you fancy a perfect spring stroll then take a wander up Lookout Hill to Mad Jack Fuller's folly and enjoy some breathtaking sea and downland views. This walk is perfect for views of the Seven Sisters and the red and white stripe Beachy Head lighthouse.
Lift your spirits in a fresh spring garden. There are beds of colourful daffodils and trees full of blossom at Nymans, followed by carpets of bluebells at Sheffield Park. Our gardens and countryside have woken up for spring. Here are the very best places to enjoy.