Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

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Lower Beeding, Horsham,
West Sussex, RH13 6PP

01403 891212

01403 891305

info@leonardsleegardens.com

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2018-01-18 01:01:16


Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open Closed due to sale.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

20+ adults.

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

May

To see:

Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

Admission Prices
Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: No
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Events:
Model Boat Regatta, May & June;
Vintage Stationary Engines, June;
Adur District Concert Band, June

Garden Features & Events

Wonderful collection of rhododendrons and azaleas.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
I
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities


Hotels & Accommodation:
Restaurants:
Inns & Pubs:

Black Horse, Nuthurst The Plough, Lower Beeding The Wheatsheaf, Plummers Plain

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

This romantic valley garden in over 200 acres with walks around seven beautiful lakes is often described as the most beautiful garden in Europe in May. The sumptuous rhododendrons, some nearly 200 years old, and vibrant azaleas overhang paths fringed with bluebells to make an earthly paradise, full of fragrance.

The Rock Garden is planted with Japanese azaleas of every hue. Wallabies graze the grassy banks and deer roam in the parks. 'Beyond the Dolls House' is a fascinating display of life at the end of the 19th century, a 1/12th scale market town and country estate brought to life with working automata. The Alpine House and Loder collection of Victorian motor cars (1890 - 1900).

History Of Garden

First opened by the Sir Edmund Loder to the public in 1907, and still run and managed by the same family. A garden the size of Leonardslee is a story of evolution. The backbone of the garden was created in the first years of the 19th century, but the four generations of the Loder family since 1889 have continued the design and expansion of the valley plantings to form the spectacular beauty that is seen today.

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