High Beeches Woodland & Water Garden

A botanical treasure trove of 27 acres of woodland, water gardens, and a collection of rare, exotic and award-winning plants.

Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6HQ

High Beeches Garden in the autumn

Experience this house


Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex, High Beeches is a botanical treasure trove planted with many rare trees and shrubs.

There is much to see at every season: In spring the magnolias and camellias are under planted with swathes of daffodils and the woodland glades and vistas are,in early summer, carpeted with bluebells and filled with the colour and fragrance of the many rhododendrons and azaleas.

In June the ancient natural acid wildflower meadow is a spectacular sight and in August the willow gentians flourish here, the only garden in the country where they are naturalized. Autumn brings a glorious display of colour provided by the many nyssas, liquidambers and maples.

Opening Times


1 April to 31 October annually, Thursdays to Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm, (closed Wednesdays).

Pre-booked Groups welcome at any time – see Group Visits tab.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free. Pre-booking is not required to visit the Garden but it is for the Tea Room.

Adult Admission £8.50

Concessions £8.00

Children under 14 £2.00

Adult Gift Aid £9.35

Concessions Gift Aid £8.80

Group Visits

We a happy to accept group bookings for groups of 15+ people. Please find out more on our Group Visits Page.

  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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High Beeches Garden with stunning blazes of red

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