At Pashley you will discover 11 acres of beautiful borders and vistas - the culmination of a lifetime of passion for gardening and an admiration of the tradition of the English Country garden. These award winning gardens are family owned and maintained - visitors often express delight at the attention to detail displayed throughout and the intimate, peaceful atmosphere.
All the ingredients of the English Country Garden are present - sweeping herbaceous borders, ha ha, lawns, box hedges, historic walled garden, inspiring kitchen garden, wildlife, venerable trees and the Grade I listed house as a backdrop. Then, of course, the plants! Borders overflowing with perennials and annuals – the look changing through the seasons, but always abundantly filled, and each garden ‘room’ planted in a different colour theme.
Pashley is also renowned for fantastic displays of tulips, roses and dahlias. The annual Tulip Festival features 35,000 tulips and is celebrating its 25th year in 2019.
Add to all this a Café and Terrace with excellent garden views serving delicious homemade lunches, scones and cakes; Sculpture and Art Exhibitions; a Gift Shop with Plant Sales; group rates / free coach parking / coach driver incentives and a friendly, knowledgeable team waiting to welcome you, and the recipe for a wonderful day out is complete.
Gardens, café and shop: 2 April to 28 September. Tuesdays to Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am - 5pm.
Gardens only: October, Mondays to Fridays, 10am - 3pm.
Not free: 22 April to 7 May.
On the border or East Sussex and Kent, on the B2099 between the A21 and Ticehurst Village (tourist brown signposted).
Train from London, on the London to Hastings line, takes an hour and runs once or twice an hour – after this a taxi would need to be booked from the local station.
Etchingham and Wadhurst are the nearest train stations to Pashley – they are both about 5 miles away.
For reccomendations of taxi firms, please contact us.
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Children 6 - 16 £5.00
Children under 6 free
No free access for HHA friends during the Tulip Festival.
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
- Accessible toilets
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Access statement available
We welcome group booking for groups of over 15 people.
We also offer special group tours in conjunction with Great Dixter Garden and Merriment Gardens. For more information please see our website.
No group concessions during the Tulip Festival.
A word from the owner
Despite losing over 1000 trees in the 1987 hurricane, with help, enthusiasm and encouragement from the eminent landscape architect and author, the late Anthony du Gard Pasley, an old friend of the Sellicks’, and our loyal team, currently led by Head Gardener Keith Boylett, a garden with great potential was uncovered and has become one of the handsomest landscapes in Sussex.
There is an interesting historical link between Pashley Manor and the Boleyn family. The original house was owned by Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, Lord Mayor of London in 1457 and great-grandfather of Anne Boleyn. His son, Sir William, and then William’s eldest son,
Sir Thomas, who held court at Pashley in 1518, and eventually Sir Thomas’ brother, Sir James Boleyn – uncles to Anne Boleyn, each owned Pashley in turn.
Pashley is a reception venue only where you have the freedom to choose and organise your own preferred caterers, suppliers and marquee company so your big day can be tailor-made to create your ideal wedding reception. The award-winning 11 acre gardens provide an idyllic romantic backdrop for those treasured wedding photographs and a beautiful setting for you and your guests to relax and enjoy the day.
Pashley is a tranquil venue to entertain clients, hold a training course or launch a new product. The gardens provide a magnificent backdrop to your event and can inspire creative thinking or act as a space to relax.
We welcome visits from schools and education groups.