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Rodmell, Lewes,
East Sussex, BN7 3HF

01323 870001

01892 890110

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
In 2013 Monk's House will be open from Friday 29 March - Sunday 27 October. The house and garden will be open every Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
Garden open 12:30pm-5.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Yes with prior booking. No coach access. Group rate: £4.10 is for groups of 15+. However if you group is of 10 or more people please let us know in advance that you intend to visit.

Group Appointment: Yes

Not outside opening hours

House Open for Viewing: Yes

In 2013 Monk's House will be open from Friday 29 March - Sunday 27 October. The house and garden will be open every Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays House open 1pm-5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring Summer

To see:

Spring bulbs Cottage garden, ponds, orchard and vegetable beds in allotment

Admission Prices

Adults £5.35, Child £2.70, Family £13.35

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

Disabled Access: Grounds - partly accessible, some steps and uneven paths throughout. House is only accessible via three brick steps with no handrail and two helpers are required to lift wheelchairs into the house. Parking Limited. No coach access and car park has a height restriction barrier which prevents entrance by minibuses. Lavatories: A small outdoor privy acts as our visitor toilet Shop specialises in Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury and garden related items Refreshments: Ice creams and children's treats available in shop

Garden Features & Events

Events - Please see for more information

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Monk's House Garden Studio Rodmell

Inns & Pubs:

The Abergavenny Arms, Rodmell Juggs, Kingston

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

A small white weather-boarded house, the home of Leonard & Virginia Woolf, until Leonard's death in 1969. The rooms reflect the life and times of the literary circle in the which they moved. The garden has four contrasting sections - formal walled area, orchard, open lawn and Kitchen garden. Our orchard is the very place to sit and talk for hours in Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary. Garden highlights: spring bulbs, summer cottage garden, ponds, orchard and vegetable beds. Virginia Woolf's writing room is also in the garden, where she penned many of her great works.

History Of Garden

Bought by the Woolfs in 1919 as a country retreat.

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