Standen House and Garden

Important notice -

Roadworks are taking place near Standen from Monday 29th November until Friday 10 December. Please follow diversions. The house, garden shop and barn cafe are open daily for Christmas. Hollybush Wood closed Thursday and Friday.

Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden

Standen House and Garden

What's on 

Upcoming events

The Pyjama Thief Trail

Mon 06 Dec 2021
The cheeky Standen dog has stolen everyone’s pyjamas and hidden them in the garden. Can you help the Beale family find their pyjamas ready for Christmas Day? (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day).

The Standen Christmas tree 'Enchanting Nature'

Mon 06 Dec 2021
Come and see the Standen Christmas tree adorned with handmade decorations. (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Christmas selling exhibition

Tue 07 Dec 2021
Join us for the Christmas selling exhibition where you'll find unique gifts and handmade Arts & Crafts. Every day from Tue 7th - Thurs 23rd Dec, 11am until 3.30pm.

Storytime with Woodland Santa

Sat 11 Dec 2021
Visit Santa's woodland grotto and enjoy a magical Christmas story in the company of the man himself. ***SOLD OUT***

Twilight openings at Standen

Sat 11 Dec 2021
Join us for late openings and see Standen in a new light this Christmas. The house is open until 5.30pm with last entry at 5pm. The cafe and shop are open until 6pm with last orders in the cafe at 5.30pm.
Standen House and Garden

Things to see and do 

The Dining Room decorated for Christmas

Christmas at Standen 

From Sat 20 Nov 2021 until Sun 2 Jan 2022 we're welcoming you to a Beale family Christmas. You’re invited to join the party and feel like one of the guests. From food fights to party games, see how the Beales celebrated Christmas at Standen all the surroundings of their beautifully decorated home. For a magical view of the house after dark you can visit during twilight openings. Families can enjoy our Christmas trail or a visit to Woodland Santa. And for unusual gift inspiration we have the Sussex Guild selling handcrafted items in time for some inspired Christmas shopping.(Tues 7th Dec til Thurs 23rd Dec: 11am until 3.30pm).

Red and gold colouring on autumn Acer leaves at Standen

Download your map & welcome leaflet 

To help you plan your visit, why not download our welcome map and estate walks leaflet?

Standen House and Garden

Eating and shopping

Standen House and Garden


House terrace at Standen

See Standen on film 

Art historian Abigail Harrison-Moore previously visited Standen. See her fascinating short film here, created by HENI talks.

Standen House and Garden

Our work

Ash dieback in a mature tree

Ash dieback on the estate at Standen  

Many of the ash trees at Standen are unfortunately suffering from ash dieback. Over the coming months we’ll be felling affected trees where they could impact on our visitor’s safety. Work is likely to begin in the first week in November and will continue through February. We may need to temporarily close parts of the estate for work to take place safely.

Standen House and Garden


The Courtyard at Standen

Group visits to Standen House and Garden 

Book a house or garden tour for your group on a visit to Standen and learn more about the Arts and Crafts movement.

Standen House and Garden

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Standen House and Garden on the National Trust Collections website