Spring in and around East Sussex

Spring is brightening up our gardens and woodlands in East Sussex and Kent.

The bluebell bank in bloom at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

Spring gardens and countryside to visit in Kent 

From early spring, our places are awash with swathes of daffodils, carpets of bluebells and pretty borders in the garden at places like Emmetts Garden and Scotney Castle.

Espalier bramley bismark

Spring gardens and countryside to visit in Sussex 

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.

Colourful summer borders in the gardens at Nymans, West Sussex.

Gardens and parks in Sussex 

Want to see pioneering gardening techniques in action? Or stroll through pleasure grounds perfect for picnics? It's all available at the parks and gardens we look after in Sussex.

A winter's day at Scotney Castle, Kent

Gardens and parks in Kent 

Discover a variety of gardens and parks in Kent, from the garden rooms of formal gardens, to rose gardens created by Prime Ministers' wives and exotic plant collections.

Sunset looking north from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex

Coast and countryside in Sussex 

We look after many places in the South Downs National Park, as well as clifftops with great walking opportunities and even a beach in Sussex.

The branches of a dead tree reach out into a blue winter sky in a green field

Coast and countryside in Kent 

Do you want to walk along cliff tops and view the English Channel? Or climb hills for stunning views across the countryside? There's something for everyone to enjoy in the coast and countryside sites we look after in Kent.

Batemans Garden Spring

Easter holidays at Bateman's

Enjoy a springtime visit to Bateman's as the garden and estate burst into life with spring flowers and blossom on the trees. For families we'll have our Cadbury Egg Hunt.

Scotney Old Castle reflected in the moat during summer

The Garden at Scotney Castle

With traditional beds and borders, Scotney Castle is best described as a landscape garden with many unique features including a glade and naturalistic planting.

Women in theatre audience for outdoor summer event

Things to see and do at Smallhythe Place

Visit the home of Victorian actress Ellen Terry and explore the house, cottage garden and even attend a show at our 17th-century thatched Barn Theatre.

The cottage garden in summer, Sissinghurst Castle Garden

The Garden at Sissinghurst Castle

With its vibrant planting schemes and architectural planning, the garden at Sissinghurst is among the most famous gardens in England.

A costumed medieval character waits at the great oak door to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex

Medieval character talks at Bodiam Castle

Join one of our medieval characters on their visits to the castle and discover some of the lesser known facts and practices of medieval England.