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Guided Walk with the Head Gardener

Join our Head Gardener, James Masters, for a guided tour of the Arts and Crafts garden at Standen.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

James will guide you on a walk around the garden, ‘By turns naturalistic, uplifting, bold and experimental, it reveals its treasures gradually in a series of unexpected garden rooms, vistas, layers and colours'. (Standen guide book). On this walk, James will give a brief history of this classic Arts and Crafts garden, pointing out details and areas of interest along the way.

James began his career as a Gardener for the National Trust in 1987, at neighbouring Nymans where his father was Head Gardener. He then became Head Gardener himself at Standen and has overseen a significant garden revival project which led to the 12 acre garden becoming grade II listed. He heads up a dedicated team of over 50 staff and volunteeers. His particular favourites in the garden are the collection of Japanese maples started by Margaret Beale in the early 1900’s, and the Quarry, a magical area adjacent to the house, full of ferns, bulbs and azaleas.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £6.75
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The basics

Booking details

Call 0844 249 1895

Meeting point

Goose Green

What to bring and wear

Clothing and footwear suitable for the weather.

Upcoming events

Event

Material Things XVII 

Weds 17 Apr -Sun 2 Jun: 11am - 3.30pm Wendy Dolan and Louise Bell return with their handmade quilts and stitched textile designs.

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on
22 Apr to 2 Jun 2024
at
11:00 to 15:30
+ 41 other dates or times
Event

East Grinstead Spinners 

Demonstrations of the traditional craft of spinning, dyeing and handweaving.

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on
3 May to 4 Oct 2024
at
11:00 to 15:30
+ 5 other dates or times
Event

Forest bathing morning retreats 

Designed to give the opportunity to just be yourself for a while, these sessions explore the wonders of the natural world through guided meditation. Entrance to the Arts & Crafts garden is included too. 2.5 hours session.

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on
8 May to 10 Jul 2024
at
10:30 to 13:00
+ 2 other dates or times
Event

Of earth and air 

Fri 17 May - Mon 1 Jul: 10am - 4.30pm. An exhibition of bird and flower inspired metal sculptures by Surrey based artist Alison Catchlove.

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on
17 May to 1 Jul 2024
at
10:00 to 16:30
+ 45 other dates or times