High Beeches Garden

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High Beeches Garden
4.5
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Independent woodland and water gardens based in West Sussex. 27 acres of gardens which include very rare, exotic and unusual plants.High Beeches is one of the great gardens of Sussex and is open from March to the beginning of November every year. On site team rooms not owned by gardensHigh Beeches Gardens is a Conservation Trust anda non profit making Registered Charity No. 299134
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copperwood3
London, UK180 contributions
Lovely natural garden
Jul 2021
Great visit. Lovely walk around the garden especially the wild flower areas. So many small butterflies to see. It is such a peaceful place. Great to walk round a garden that is so natural and not manicured.
Written 13 July 2021
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jilliano672
Horsham District, UK143 contributions
Stunning Autumnal Colours
Oct 2020
Stunning autumnal colours despite the light rain, but it was very slippery in places this afternoon (30th October) so best to wear appropriate & supportive footwear especially in the current damp conditions. The staff were friendly & helpful, entrance fee was £8.50. There is only one toilet available in the carpark, but I believe there are more in the tearooms which we didn't visit today.
The gardens are beautiful, but would not recommend for disabled people with wheelchairs as some paths are steep.
Written 30 October 2020
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Bluesky91
Kingston upon Thames, UK547 contributions
A lovely tranquil garden
Sep 2020
Bookable in advance at £8.50 each. RHS membership free entrance only applicable weekdays July and August. On arrival we were given a map and a code for entry into the one toilet (other than the one for customers of the Tea Shop). A tranquil place to walk around. Not many plants in flower, but autumn was just beginning to show its beautiful colours. No sign of any wildlife, but plenty of edible mushrooms (lovely to look at, not to pick!). Some of the paths can be slightly steep and probably slippery in damp weather. A lovely peaceful place.
Written 15 September 2020
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Pds1
Birmingham, UK331 contributions
Lovely gardens
Aug 2020 • Couples
A lovely tranquil garden which we are looking forward to visiting again in a different season to see the differences. Staff very friendly
Written 23 August 2020
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David C
Eastbourne, UK1 contribution
Sadly, a wasted journey
Aug 2020 • Couples
We travelled from Eastbourne to visit High Beeches and, due to covid, checked the website before we left to see if we needed to book in advance, which we didn't. I saw that, as HHA members, we were allowed free entry, but those with 241 vouchers were asked to pay the gift aid price for the paying person. On arrival we showed our tickets which the lady on the till looked at with what appeared to be distaste but may have been discomfort,
and were told that we would need to pay for one person as the horses were there. To be honest, I had no idea what she was talking about but it turned out that the heavy horses were ploughing the meadow. It turned out that this was on the website but with no indication that this meant that we were not able to use our HHA cards. As we had gone to see the gardens and weren't bothered about seeing the horses, we declined to pay the £9.30 and took ourselves off to Borde Hill Garden where they were pleased to see both our HHA cards and the money we spent in the cafe etc.
Between March and now, we could have used our HHA cards to gain entry every day had we wished to, but this was our first visit and we did feel that under the circumstances, and as it was clear that we had come to see the gardens and not the horses, the lady could have been more generous and let us in.
Before making the effort to visit again I would ring to check as their website isn't fully accurate and it's a long way to go for nothing. Thank goodness Borde Hill is so close!
Written 17 August 2020
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MISSAdventurers
Chesham, UK154 contributions
Autumn colours
Oct 2019
The gardens are very nice. Some of the paths are steep and a bit slippery. The tea room serves lovely food.
Written 27 October 2019
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HBB85
West Sussex, UK374 contributions
English country garden!
Sep 2018
We decided to visit the garden after a trip to the cafe, as the weather was pleasant and we were intrigued! It's a bit pricey (we paid around £17 for two adults), but there is a season ticket available, which improves the value for money if you plan to visit regularly.

There's plenty of parking on site and the lady in the kiosk was friendly and knowledgeable, providing us with a leaflet which has a nicely illustrated map of the gardens on it. A round walk of the grounds takes approximately 40 minutes, but allow more time to relax on a bench and take in the scenery.

The garden is a lovely large space with many unusual examples of trees and plants, which are labelled with descriptions. Surprisingly, we didn't see much wildlife, other than a bird of prey squawking overhead. There are some steeper climbs to get the heart rate up, but plenty of benches if you need to catch your breath. We are just approaching the time of year for the water lilies, so a great reason to visit! All in all, a relaxing way to spend an hour or two!
Written 31 August 2019
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denise l
Heathfield, UK478 contributions
Not the best time to visit in August
Aug 2019 • Couples
We used the Gardeners World 2for1 offer otherwise at £8 each we would have been a bit disappointed. It's a woodland garden with trees and ponds, however in August there was little colour and not a great deal of interest. I was expecting more from the gentian valley. I think spring or autumn would be better times to visit.
Written 19 August 2019
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Bernard L
4 contributions
The delights of The High Beeches Garden
May 2019
We have been several years running in the spring for the wonderful display of rhododendrons, azaleas and other spring flowers. Highly recommended.
Written 19 August 2019
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Colin U
Shoreham-by-Sea, UK66 contributions
Full of Interest, Relax and Enjoy
Aug 2019
My first visit to High Beeches took place on a sunny Sunday in August and was wonderful.
Although not the peak time for flowering, there was still much to enjoy, several trees were in flower and the blue willow gentians were in full bloom, not easy to find but well worth seeking out. The amazing variety of mature trees, and the attractive setting, make this garden a joy to visit, and the fact that so many had informative plaques attached was appreciated.
A very peaceful, quiet beautiful garden, even on a Sunday. Highly recommended.
Written 8 August 2019
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