Summer at Standen

Summer borders at Standen

Explore the garden and estate this summer, and enjoy activities throughout the summer holidays. Please check the website for opening times and events before visiting.

In the house

The drawing room at Standen

Morris inspiration

Explore the house to see a variety of William Morris's most iconic designs, from 'Trellis' wallpaper in the dog-leg corridor to 'Bachelor's Button' surrounding the stairs and landing.

In the garden and estate

Summer borders at Standen

Summer in the garden 

The garden blooms in summer with flowering trees and shrubs, nectar rich plants and shades of red in the borders. Discover the quarry garden, smell the roses and taste fresh produce from the kitchen garden in Barn Café.

A meadow brown butterfly rests on a purple knapweed amongst meadow grass

Estate walks

Enjoy self-led walks across the Standen estate including through Rockinghill Wood among the trees and summer flowers, along the Hollybush Wood boardwalk or see what wildlife you can spot in the meadows too. Ask at Visitor Reception for walking routes and maps.

Summer holiday fun

Summer adventures for family's at Standen

Summer adventures for families 

Throughout the school summer holidays you can explore the garden on the children’s trail complete with prize; get creative with hands-on craft activities including bad printing on Wednesdays, or have a game of croquet in the sunshine.