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Leonardslee Gardens

Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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About Leonardslee Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is considered to be 'The Finest Woodland Gardens in England'. First planted in 1801, the Grade I Listed gardens on the 240-acre Estate, featuring outstanding scenery and wildlife throughout the year. The gardens are particularly majestic as they bloom in spring, or take on the colours of autumn.

Where is Leonardslee Gardens located?

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is located in the heart of West Sussex, in Lower Beeding, near Horsham. The name Leonardslee derives from the lea or valley of St Leonard's Forest, one of the ancient forests of the High Weald.

What style of garden is Leonardslee Gardens?

Leonardslee House & Gardens was built in 1801 with breathtaking views of the English countryside. Leonardslee has seven lakes and a unique combination of woodland forest, rock garden and parkland, with a rare colony of wallabies and a number of deer species that roam free throughout the estate.

What can guests enjoy at Leonardslee Gardens?

For an ideal outing, you can also visit the famous Rock Garden, Australia Garden and Doll's House Museum, see the rare colony of wallabies and catch the deer roaming free. Visitors can also explore the newly planted Vineyards and enjoy fantastic wine tasting experiences. And after that appreciate dining in style at Restaurant Interlude or taking high tea in the Grade II Listed Mansion, or appreciate more informal refreshments at other locations on the estate.

Other information

Home to Restaurant Interlude a Michelin Star restaurant. This is an extraordinary achievement as the restaurant has only been open for a year and Executive Chef Jean Delport is one of the youngest winners of the award, aged 31. To experience Restaurant Interlude for yourself, you can book for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday weekly. Bookings are online at www.restaurant-interlude.co.uk

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Restaurant Interlude (Restaurant Section)

Information on Leonardslee Gardens , Brighton Road , Lower Beeding , Horsham

Opening Times: Open Daily | Peak (1 Apr - 31 Oct) 10:00 - 18:00 | Off Peak (1 Nov - 31 Mar) 10:00 - 16:00 | Closed 25 December
Admission: Adult 12.50 | Concessions £11.00 | Child 5 - 16 £6.50 | Family £34.00 | Senior £11.00 | Student £11.00 | *We only accept payment by card.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Responsible dog owners and well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome, owners are expected to clean up after their dog and dispose of their waste. Please ensure only biodegradable dog bags are used and disposed of in the doggie bins provided. Look out for the paw prints on the map to find the doggie bins.)
Location: By Coach: Number 17 runs between Horsham Railway Station & Brighton and stops outside Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens By Train: Nearest Rail Station is Horsham, with trains from London Victoria and Clapham Junction. By Car: - From the M23/A23: Head South on the M23/A23 and take the exit signposted Handcross, follow the B2110 through Lower Beeding, at the end of the road turn left. The entrance is immediately on your left. - From Horsham: Head South out of Horsham and follow the A281 for approximately 10 minutes, the entrance is on your left. - From Cowfold: Head North on the A281 through Crabtree, the entrance is on your right at the top of the hill.
Facilities: All facilities, i.e. entrance gates, restaurants, shops and venues, are wheelchair friendly. The lower gardens are not accessible currently by wheelchair or mobility scooters due to the steep slopes that need to be climbed on your return journey, Clocktower Café & Farm Shop, opens at 10 am and offers a wide range of self-service refreshments, Coaches: bookings preferred, free parking on site, Guided tours available: By arrangement, Parking Available On Site (Free)
Garden Acreage: 240

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Leonardslee Illuminated 2019

Experience Leonardslee as never before, awash with light, sound, colour and festive cheer! Leonardslee Illuminated - a spectacular Christmas Trail through the beautiful gardens, woods and lakes at Leonardslee Gardens 12 - 22 December 2019. ...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Halloween Afternoon Tea

Feast on seasonal favourites with a Halloween Afternoon Tea experience at Leonardslee House. Get together with friends and family and enjoy this spooktacular themed tea. The Halloween Afternoon Tea menu includes seasonal treats, such as pumpki...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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A Christmas Affair

Come and appreciate the beauty of Christmas at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens with SHOPFEST & The Handmade Affair We champion handmade and small independent businesses, and each of our exhibitors is hand-picked to showcase their inspirational prod...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Tea Tasting

We invite you on a Tea Tasting experience, enjoy a tasting of four teas from our tea menu. Tea Tastings at Leonardslee House are hosted every Wednesday, they can be hosted for individuals, small or large groups. A tea connoisseur will be on hand ...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Tree & Wood

An immersive outdoor journey into sound and song for our love and fear of the forest. Produced by Jony Easterby in collaboration with Nathaniel Mann, Emily Williams, Matthew Olden, Pippa Taylor, Sam Robinson and Dim Productions. Set in the f...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Halloween at Leonardslee

Enjoy a hauntingly great day out at Leonardslee this Halloween. Are you brave enough to complete our skelehunt? Or conquer the Boo-stackle course and head over to the creepy crawlies to see a variety of animals that go bump in the night. 2...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Autumn Pumpkin Flower Workshop

This Halloween you’re invited to a festive autumn flower arranging workshop with an added pop of seasonal flair at Leonardslee House. Learn the art of flower arranging in a pumpkin to make hauntingly beautiful Halloween flower displays. Ama...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Christmas Wreath Workshops

Learn the festive art of wreath making while indulging in mulled wine and mince pies. All tools and materials are included for you to make your merry wreath ready to take home and hang on your door. Complimentary tea, coffee, mulled wine & ...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Christmas Afternoon Tea

As we countdown the days towards Christmas, escape from the cold and wrap yourself in the warmth of Leonardslee House with it’s beautifully adorned interiors. This is a magical winter treat you do not want to miss. Experience a Merry Chris...

Brighton Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Review of Leonardslee Gardens

Posted on by Mac RCustomer visited Aug 2019

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Love this place .... so tranquil !
We came here for some afternoon R&R, and wandered around the gardens. We had a look at the wallabies, who seemed to be relaxing this time around, so not much action there. We also went down the hill to the lakes and watched some r/c boating. Lovely. Had tea and scones after a walk back up the hill. The scones were excellent and fresh, but didn't hold together and I had to end up eating all the bits with a teaspoon. Perhaps they could be made with a bit more body to them ? Otherwise, a lovely experience. Recommended.


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Posted on by Duncan CCustomer visited Aug 2019

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Very nice wooded gardens and lakes. Cafe had vegan and gluten free options. The dolls house exhibition was better than I expected as it wasn't classic dolls houses, rather miniature houses set in the Victorian age.


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Posted on by Curiosity 2Customer visited Aug 2019

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Great Day Out
We spent five lovely hours at these well restored gardens, using the map provided to make sure we didn’t miss anything. We had a few refreshment breaks too in the well stocked Clocktower cafe. We would highly recommend a visit here.


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Posted on by Debbie RCustomer visited Aug 2019

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Wine and cheese experience and ‘dolls house’ miniature estate at Leonardslee Gardens

Took my dad and husband to the cheese and wine tasting experience today as a treat. Booked the time slot online the day before. Fantastic experience. They had a wonderful time and were very well looked after. I took my mum for an excellent ad-hock afternoon tea in the courtyard cafe (not the house version of afternoon tea which is fantastic but much more expensive and has to be booked in advance). Then we spent at least an hour inspecting the incredible ‘dolls house’, which is much more than just a dolls house as it is a huge room full of a miniature country house estate as well as miniature shop interiors and houses which is worth a visit just to see on its own. Thoroughly great visit, thank you to all of the staff.


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Posted on by Susie CCustomer visited Aug 2019

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We went for the afternoon tea at the house but the gardens were beautiful. The afternoon tea was delicious and it's nice that you have a choice between menus. The cakes were beautifully made and absolutely amazing. They give you a box with a small slice of cake in once you have finished so if you can't eat any of the cakes then you can just sneak them into the box!
You don't have to dress up really nicely as it isn't too fancy. The waiting times are very short and the staff are lovely.


Review of Leonardslee Gardens

Posted on by Joyce WCustomer visited Aug 2019

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This is a special place, a beautiful walk through spectacular woodlands down to Crystal clear lakes with so many different colours of green trees and brushes. The dolls houses are very interesting. A very good cafe l had the best brie and bacon toasted sandwich ever.


Review of Leonardslee Gardens

Posted on by Janet WCustomer visited Aug 2019

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Enjoyed a lovely day in this beautiful garden which has been lovingly restored. If visiting its worth knowing it is very hilly but the map, although a bit difficult to follow, does give routes that avoid the steepest paths. The garden is dog friendly with waste bins dotted around and water bowls at the main areas. Visitors are encouraged to eat in the cafe, which we did, but were not overly impressed with our lunches especially the sandwiches which were a bit soggy. Cakes were lovely. Service was good and staff were friendly and helpful. Overall a great, peaceful day out.


Review of Leonardslee Gardens

Posted on by Cloud BCustomer visited Jul 2019

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We had been looking forward to visiting Leonardslee since we saw an advert in a local magazine. We were not disappointed.
The welcome was really nice and the staff very helpful. The gift shop was unlike most others - no kitsch or useless stuff that you find in most places, thankfully - and nicely laid out. There were plenty of places to walk and, although it was busy, there was a lot of space where we could be on our own.
I am not a fan of the cashless society but found the system worked well at the entrance and in the cafe. The food was very good, although I chose the wrong sandwich - anything like a ploughman's sandwich which has tomato in it, but is not made to order, is always likely to make the bread a little soggy in the wrapper. I should have chosen more wisely.
One last comment; the scones with jam and cream were brilliant, but the amount of cream given to us was miles too generous! Half as much would have been plenty (I should have realised at the start!). So, why not reduce the amount given to half and, if people want more, let them pay for it. You at Leonardslee will save a little money and the rest of us will not overindulge in the amount of cream intake (however lovely it was!). We, in the UK, are said to be getting bigger and less cream is a tiny step in the right direction. It's a personal thought, but your over-generosity caused a little bit of waste.
By the way, I love your sustainability and recycling policy - brilliant!


Review of Leonardslee Gardens

Posted on by Jennifer JCustomer visited Jul 2019

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We had looked forward to Leonardslee gardens reopening. We were not disappointed. We had visited many times before it was sold off, and loved it. The current owner and her team have achieved a wonderful restoration. Well worth a visit. We saw the ending of the azaleas and rhododendrons still so pretty.
I had forgotten how steep some of the paths were. I am 10 years older!! Now the
Gardens can only get better.
A wonderful tree collection saved for the nation. And the cafe areas were good and we enjoyed revisiting the dolls house exhibition too.


Review of Leonardslee Gardens

Posted on by Mertle GCustomer visited Jul 2019

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Beautiful tranquil place to visit. Lakes, carp, ducks and moor hens. The colours of some trees are just so vibrant! The walks are wonderful, some are like walking through a woodland or you can stick to main paths along the lakes.
My fiance proposed to me by the waterfall lake; it was a magical day!


Review of Leonardslee Gardens

Posted on by Jane GCustomer visited Jun 2019

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Amazing botanical gardens exhibiting many specimens of azaleas and rhododendrons. Beautiful colours and scents in springtime. A lovely gentle walk around the grounds. Well worth a visit.

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