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“Stunning gardens”

High Beeches Garden
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Handcross
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Owner description: 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
London, England, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Stunning gardens”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

These gardens were stunningly beautiful at the end of April, with the Azaleas and Rhododendrons in full glory, the bluebells still very good and many striking candelabra and other primulas along the stream which meanders down through the woods and feeds the ponds. The daffodils were over but would have been amazing a few weeks earlier. This is a woodland garden with steep paths which can be slippery when wet so good footwear is advised and it is not for the infirm. But the topography ensures that there are glorious views to be had from many vantage points within the gardens, and plenty of seats thoughtfully provided to rest awhile and take full advantage of the vistas.

Visited April 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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“Great place to go to from noisey Brighton”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We both had a lovely walk around this beautiful garden. There were still some narcissus to see. Also giant magnolias and rhododendrons.Every where there were wild primrose. It was lovely to sit and not hear any traffic. It is hilly so I have not taken my Mother to this garden as she walks with a stick. Also not many people there. We finished off having a lovely cream tea in the cafe.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Unspoilt private gardens - highly recommended”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

If you want to see beautiful gardens without the crowds and parking problems of NT properties - go here! Every bit as good as more publicised gardens in the area, escape the hoards and visit this tranquil, unspoilt (thankfully) little known gem. We went with our young family who loved the rolling hills, views, trees, numerous fungus and water features. It was good value for money and we will definitely visit when we are next in the area.

Visited September 2013
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“Delightful tranquil garden”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Wonderful vistas to enjoy at any time during the opening season.Discover these just strolling round or following the walks suggested. So good to escape the NT garden visitor crowds - plenty of seats so you can just take your time and rest and savour the tranquility

Visited September 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful High Beeches Garden”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

High Beeches Garden in Handcross, West Sussex, is a beautiful, private garden. It is quiet, tranquil and serene. Set on the High Weald it is a water and woodland garden and is full of majestic trees and shrubs and ponds. It has really good spring colour with wonderful Magnolias, Acers and Rhododendrons and Azaleas and there is a gem of a wildflower meadow which is in bloom in June. It is a genuine old wildflower meadow. The autumn colour is one of the greatest features of the garden. The garden is full of rare and historic plants - so if you interested in rare plants or wildflowers - this is the place to go to.

Visited October 2013
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