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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.


Today’s opening hours

Garden: 1 April to 31 October, Thursday to Tuesday (closed Wednesdays), 1pm to 5pm.



Garden: 1 April to 31 October, Thursday to Tuesday (closed Wednesdays), 1pm to 5pm.

Find Us
Find us

The garden is about 15 minutes south of Gatwick and about 2 miles from the M23 at Handcross.

Train to either Crawley or Three Bridges stations and then a taxi from the station. There are no buses to the garden.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult Admission £8.50

Concessions £8.00

Children under 14 £2.00

Adult Gift Aid £9.35

Concessions Gift Aid £8.80

More admission details

  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

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

A word from the owner

We are so proud of our ancient wildflower meadow, one of the best in the country. We are also home to the National Collection of Stewartias.


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School Visits

We welcome school groups to the Garden.