Spring gardens and countryside to visit in West Sussex

Our garden teams have been preparing the ground for the moment when nature awakens. Resolute bulbs have thrust shoots into the light and are ready to erupt into a bold, bright cheer for spring.

Come and see them. It’s a glorious thank you for your support, which allows us to maintain field edges for wildlife and woodlands for walkers and nature habitat.

There's a mouth-watering palette of spring colour at our gardens and countryside locations in Sussex. Discover carpets of native bluebells in the woods at Standen, Nymans, Sheffield Park and Slindon.

Whilst later in the season, vibrant rhododendrons will pack a punch at Sheffield Park and Standen.

Spring and Summer at Sheffield Park

Days out at Sheffield Park

Discover a garden that excites the senses. Summer bring vibrant blooms filling the place with colour and perfume. Winding paths, grand trees, lakes, cascades and bridges provide a varied landscape to explore as well as quiet spots to stretch out a picnic blanket.

Bluebells in Walk Wood at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex 

See Bluebells in the gardens as well as the restored Walk Wood at Sheffield Park and Garden. Venture down a network of paths from the early 1700s surrounded by bluebells in a magnificent display of blue.

Tulips bordering the house at Standen


The tulip festival this April and May gives visitors the opportunity to admire over 10,000 tulips around the garden. The displays include some rare and unusual ones, as well as plenty of colourful combinations and popular varieties.

Bluebell wood in spring


The garden at Nymans is a blaze of colour, packed full of dazzling, scented flowers in spring. Start spotting bluebells from mid April onwards in the Wild Garden and in Pookchurch Wood.

Bluebells in Nore Wood


This walk around Nore Hill Folly from The George Inn at Eartham is perfect for warm days in spring. There is a superb show of bluebells under ancient beech trees here from as early as mid-April.

Alfriston clergy house East Sussex spring orchard

Alfriston Clergy House 

The cottage garden at Alfriston Clergy House is inspiration on a domestic scale. The garden really accelerates in to life through the spring. The garden comes to life in spring with daffodils, apple blossom and snakes head fritillaries. Primroses, muscari and pulmonaria flower whilst pots of spring bulbs enhance the display.

Wheelbarrow at Woolbeding Gardens

Woolbeding Gardens 

Visit Woolbeding Gardens this spring and see an array of spring colour from cherry trees to rhododendrons. Visit exclusively on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 April 2018 to experience this modern horticultural haven. Entry is by prebooked tickets only, via our complimentary park and ride service from Midhurst.

Spring colour at Sheffield Park and Garden Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Spring means colour at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex, where dramatic views are around every bend and scent fills hidden glades. Rhododendrons bring a variety of colours throughout late spring.