Featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, crammed with colour, this eight-acre garden features huge borders interlaced with small pathways allowing the visitor to get right inside the plantings. Teas and delicious home baking. Unusual plants for sale.
Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex. Managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
With over 500 acres to discover, Wakehurst is home to a dramatic and diverse landscape ranging from managed ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands and is home to the UKs largest outdoor art installation covering our Elizabethan Mansion currently undergoing vital restoration work.
Don’t miss Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, where you can visit the largest wild seed conservation project in the world where you can see Kew scientists at work and learn about the essential conservation work of plants and fungi. There’s plenty to do for all the family, whether it’s learning about the impressive botanic collection, relaxing with a coffee or letting children run wild in natural play spaces such as Tree Trunk Trek and Wild Wood.
There’s always something to see and do in and around the ever-changing landscape to make each visit stimulating, whatever the season. We are also welcoming your canine companions into the specific parts of the gardens as of this year, so you can all enjoy a dog walk with a difference!
Regular events throughout the year. Children 16 and under free of charge.
Be transported through time with an unforgettable visit to Smugglers Adventure; an amazing underground cave network of secret tunnels and vast caverns.
Hastings Castle sits on top of the West Hill overlooking the old town of Hastings. That can only mean one thing: it’s perfect for taking in the breath-taking views of the Hastings coastline, which will leave you open-mouthed in amazement.
A tranquil 1.5 acre Plant filled garden designed and planted by the late
Carolyn McCutchan, surrounded by farmland. This colourful garden has
distinct areas of interest, plus a 6 acre wildflower meadow
OPEN every Wednesday 22 Feb to 25 Oct 10.00am – 4.00pm Tel 01323 485151
We are now open.
On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided and explore the abbey ruins.
There is so much to explore at Newhaven Fort, including the vast, echoing tunnels built into the chalk cliffs. Stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the South Downs and Sussex Coast. The cliff-top gun emplacements are sure to fire any imagination!
Enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber. St Mary’s is still a lived-in home, with fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l’oeil Painted Room.
Built as King George IV’s pleasure palace when Brighton was the heart of fashionable Regency society, the Royal Pavilion was also used by King William IV and Queen Victoria. Today it has been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian architecture contrasted with interiors inspired by China.