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Nymans Garden | Borde Hill Garden | Shipley Windmill | Horsham Museum | Leonardslee Gardens | Petworth House & Park | Parham House & Gardens | Wakehurst Place | Priest House | RSPB Nature Reserve

 

 

Nymans Garden
Handcross near Haywards Heath RH17 6EB Tel: 01444 400321/400777

Description:
A great garden with rare and beautiful plants, shrubs and trees from all over the world. Also sunken garden, laurel walk and romantic ruins.

Location:
Just off the London-Brighton M23/A23 on the B2114 at Handcross, 4.5 miles south of Crawley. Rail: Balcombe 4.5 mile/ Crawley 5.5 mile

Opening Times:
Mar-Oct daily except Mon & Tues & BH Mons 11-7 or dusk if earlier.

Disabled Access
Yes, wheelchair route, with wheelchairs available.

Admission Prices:
£4.50 NT

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Borde Hill Garden
Balcombe Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Tel: 01444 450326

Description:
200 acre site with a rich variety of trees and shrubs from all over the world and award winning collections of azaleas, rhododendron's and magnolia's

Location:
Haywards Heath about 10 miles south of Gatwick 1.5m N

Opening Times:
Open all year, no catering or gift shop in winter

Admission Prices:
Adults £3 Children £1.50

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Horsham Museum
9 The Causeway, RH12 1HE Horsham Tel: 01403 254959

Description:
20 display areas housing 100 years of collecting mainly local artifacts. It has 2 gardens

Location:
In the town centre

Opening Times:
May-Sep 10-5

Disabled Access
Ground floor and garden. Toilet facilities

Admission Prices:
Free

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Leonardslee Gardens
Lower Beeding RH13 6PP Tel: 01403 891212

Description:
A fabulous 200 acre landscaped garden with lakes and special greenhouses. Gardens are at their peak in May with rhododendron's and azaleas.

Location:
SE Horsham and SW of Crawley. From Horsham take A281 south to Lower Beeding or from A23 take B210 to Lower Beeding.

Opening Times:
Apr-Oct 9.30-6

Disabled Access
The layout of the garden has slopes which may be hard on a wheelchair pusher.

Admission Prices:
£3.50 except May (premier month) £4.50 Child £2

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Petworth House & Park
GU28 0AE Tel: 01798 342207/343929

Description:
A palatial 17c mansion set within a beautiful dear park. The house contains important works of art by Turner, Blake, Van Dyck and Reynolds. Also fine furniture, decor and sculpture.

Location:
In centre of Petworth, A272/283 (about 20 miles north west of Portsmouth and 20 miles south of Guildford. Rail: Pullborough 5.25 miles

Opening Times:
All year 8 am - dusk

Disabled Access
Ground floor accessible and most of the grounds

Admission Prices:
£5 NT

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Parham House & Gardens
Parham Park, Pulborough RH20 4HS Tel: 01903 744888

Description:
Beautiful Elizabethan house with 11 acres of fine gardens, surrounded by 875 acres of working agricultural and forestry land. Private guided tours available. Five special events planned including a steam rally.

Location
About 9 miles NE of Worthing off the B2139 at Storrington 3m SE off A283

Opening Times:
Apr-Oct Wed, Thur & Sun. Gardens open at noon, house at 2

Disabled Access
Wheelchairs available - please enquire in advance

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed for 98

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RSPB Nature Reserve
Uppertons Barns Visitor Centre, Wiggonholt, RH20 2EL Tel: 01798 875851

Description:
423 acres of nature trail with much wildlife to see. Set in the beautiful Arun Valley. Comprehensive information at the visitor centre (open 10-5) shop and tearoom

Location:
About 10 mile NE of Worthing on A283 between Pulborough & Storrington

Opening Times:
9-9 (or dusk if earlier) daily

Disabled Access
Access to three of the four hides. Electric wheelchair available if booked in advance

Admission Prices:
Adults £3 Children £1 RSPB free

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Priest House
West Hoathly RH19 4PP Tel: 01342 810479

Description:
Early 15c timber framed Wealden Hall house standing in a charming traditional cottage on the edge of Ashdown Forest. Formal herb garden.

Location:
Approx 5 miles SE of Crawley off the B2028 at West Hoathly

Opening Times:
Mar- Oct Mon- Sat 11-5.30 Sun 2-5.30

Admission Prices:
Adult £2.20 Child £1.10

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Shipley Windmill
Red Lane, Shipley, W Sussex. Mail to Chairman of the Friends, David French, Wendover, Worthing Road, Southwater, Horsham, RH13 7BH, telephone 01403 730439

Description
Shipley Windmill is the largest and the youngest windmill in Sussex. It stands over 60ft high, and still mills wheat for flour on open days, wind permitting. It was owned for 50 years by the writer, poet and historian, Hilaire Belloc. It is now operated by a group of volunteers.

Location
Shipley Windmill lies about 8 miles SW of Horsham in West Sussex. It is South of the A272 and W of the A23. From Horsham take the Worthing road A23 to the Bucks Barn traffic lights. Turn R onto the A272, the after 1 mile L towards Shipley, first R and follow road through village. The mill is visible on the L.

Opening Times
The mill is open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday in each month, from Easter to the end of October, plus Bank Holidays and certain other Sundays in May. Opening hours are from 2 - 5 pm. Parties at other times by appointment (call Denis Sanderson 01403 783203).

Disabled Access
Disabled access to grounds and ground floor shop & displays only

Admission Prices
Adult £1.50, concession £1 Child 50p

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Wakehurst Place
Ardingly near Haywards Heath 01444 892701

Description:
This is Kew in the country with hearty walks and a good collection of trees, shrubs and plants. It is also home of the big millennium seed bank.

Location:
(Difficult without car) Take junc 10 off M23 onto A264, then about 2 miles left onto B2028 Rail: East Grinstead 6.5 miles

Opening Times:
Daily 10-7 summer 10- dusk winter

Disabled Access
Most of upper gardens accessible

Admission Prices:
Adults £4.50 Children £2.25 NT & Kew Friends Free

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