Woolbeding Gardens, National Trust

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Evening light in July on the modern water feature. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
Evening light in July on the modern water feature. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
Evening light in July on the modern water feature. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
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Evening light on the River God statue and Gothic Summer House. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
Evening light on the River God statue and Gothic Summer House. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
Evening light on the River God statue and Gothic Summer House. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
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The ornamental fountain. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
The ornamental fountain. ┬®National Trust Images/James Dobson
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The ruins overlooking the lake in the lower water garden. ®National Trust Images/James Dobson
The ruins overlooking the lake in the lower water garden. ®National Trust Images/James Dobson
The ruins overlooking the lake in the lower water garden. ®National Trust Images/James Dobson
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Overview

Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticultural haven bursting with colourful planting and sensational views. Woolbeding Gardens delights at every turn with distinctive garden rooms set against thoughtfully composed borders. Formal gardens merge into the far reaching rural landscape of the River Rother, a perfect backdrop for the many sculptures and follies you'll come across.

Where is Woolbeding Gardens, National Trust located?

The Gardens are located in the beautiful West Sussex countryside between the idyllic market towns Midhurst and Petersfield, just off the A272.

What style of garden is Woolbeding Gardens, National Trust?

When you arrive, you will be welcomed into the Entrance Garden which was formally the old farmyard. This area was completely transformed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman by creating a Mediterranean feel with formal water pools surrounded by African lilies and olive trees. At the heart of the garden are the West Borders. A palette of blue, white and pale yellow, roses, tulips and forget me knots carefully line the avenue, perfectly framing the view beyond the gates into the countryside. The walls are full of climbing roses and the borders are bursting with bloom in full season. Admire the combined textures, tones and shapes of the leaves that make up the four immaculate box-hedged beds surrounding the Italian well.

What can guests enjoy at Woolbeding Gardens, National Trust?

Visitors can explore the Gardens via the Long Walk: Inspired by the classical landscape gardens and pleasure grounds of the 18th and 19th centuries, the Long Walk contrasts with the formal garden rooms around the house. Filled with a variety of follies, the Long Walk was designed to create an air of mystery and surprise. Many surprises await you, including The River God, the octagonal Gothic summer house by the waterfall, the impressive William Pye water fountain, as well as the All Hallows Church with its magnificent stained glass windows.

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The Gardens operate a complimentary park and ride system, to and from the property, as no parking is available on site. Please see Woolbeding Garden's website for more details.

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Address: Midhurst, West Sussex, MidhurstGU29 9RR, United Kingdom

Parking: No onsite or local parking at Woolbeding Gardens. Access by complimentary park and ride system only at the Grange centre car park. Please see website for details.

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