Summer at Standen

Summer borders at Standen

Summer is the best time to explore the garden and estate at Standen and there is plenty to see and do with garden trails, woodland walks, exhibitions in the house and activities throughout the school holidays all inspired by the Morris & Co. designs you can see at Standen.

In the house

Delve into the world of Morris & Co. at Standen in this new exhibition throughout the house, garden and estate. Discover the inspiration behind the popular patterns of flowers and birds in designs, learn a new skill in a craft workshop and bring the whole family for fun events. Saturday 1 June - Sunday 10 November 2019.

In the garden

The garden blooms in summer with summer 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.

The conservatory bed at Standen

Summer in the garden at Standen

Stroll around the Arts & Crafts inspired garden at Standen and find a rare collection of plants including ones grown by Margaret Beale.

Explore the woodland

Download a woodland walk before your visit or pick up a Tree Trail when you arrive and explore the woodland and wider estate. For those more experienced walkers, we have plenty of longer walks available from Visitor Reception. If the sun is shining, why not pack a picnic to enjoy in our picnic area or pick up an ice-cream from the café to enjoy in the garden.

Summer holiday family fun

Throughout the school summer holidays the whole family can join in activities inspired by nature. Get creative with a hands-on craft activity; play with our outdoor toys or have a game of croquet; win a prize with a themed trail around the garden; build a den; explore the garden or try our indoor spotting trail.

Children running around playing outdoors

Summer holiday adventures at Standen

This summer spend time with your family at Standen. Whether you're local to Standen and looking for days out, or you're coming to Sussex on holiday, take a look at what's on and plan your summer holiday fun.

A person tracing William Morris patterns with colour pencils

Morris and Co. family fun

There's something for the whole family at Standen as part of Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature. We have activities for children and families that will help you discover the inspiration behind the works of William Morris, a leading figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement.