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High Beeches Garden

High Beeches Garden is a woodland garden of many glades which has been sensitively planted with many beautiful rare trees and shrubs to enhance the natural High Weald landscape. The ancient wildflower meadow is one of the best in the country, attracting vast numbers of butterflies and pollinators. The autumn colour is spectacular.

Where is High Beeches Garden located?

High Beeches is located outside the village of Handcross, about a mile from the A23. It is approximately 20 miles north of Brighton and near to the Sussex towns of Haywards Heath and Horsham.

What style of garden is High Beeches Garden?

High Beeches is a woodland and water garden created by a member of the Loder family in the early 1900s. This is a plantsman's garden, and there are many mature magnolias and rhododendrons, as well as other rare trees and shrubs. The glades are full of bluebells in spring and in August, the Willow Gentians are in flower. High Beeches is the only garden in the UK where these beautiful plants have naturalised. The autumn colour is superb, and is provided by the many acers, liquidambers, nyssas and fothergillas. Native wildflowers flourish here, both in the meadow and the garden, attracting a huge number of butterflies and pollinators. There are a number of champion trees.

What can guests enjoy at High Beeches Garden?

Visitors can wander through the woodland glades, surrounded by the beauty of the many trees and shrubs. There are plenty of benches for those who wish to enjoy the spirit of the place. The plant collection is a botanist's delight. Visit the tearoom for lunch or tea.

Top facilities

Dog/Pet friendly

Parking Available

Facilities & information


Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly




Guided Tours

Parking Available

Extra info

Garden Acreage: 27

Open Times: 1st April to 31 Oct, Daily ex Wed 13:00-17:00.

Price Details: Adult £8.50 Children 4-14 £2.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex, HandcrossRH17 6HQ, United Kingdom

High Beeches Garden is on the B2110, north east of Handcross village and east of the M23. it is within easy reach of London and the south-east.

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