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High Beeches Gardens, Handcross

Wednesday, 10 August '22   1:30pm – 4pm BST
High Beeches Gardens, High Beeches Lane, Handcross, Haywards Heath, RH17 6HQ
20 spaces available
High Beeches Gardens, Handcross


The Beeches was bought by Sir Robert Loder in l846 and he created a formal garden around the house, no longer there. His son Wilfred started to plant in the woodland below the house and his son Colonel Giles Loder went on to create the garden we see today. The Mansion at High Beeches was destroyed by fire in 1943 when it was hit by a Halifax Bomber returning from a bombing raid. Colonel Loder moved next door and continued to garden at High Beeches until his death in 1967. The garden was bought by Edward and Anne Boscawen who continued to develop the garden as the Colonel intended. His legacy lives on and the mature garden of 27 acres is listed Grade II* by English Heritage as an outstanding example of an early 20th century woodland garden.


On arrival groups will be split into 2 for guided tours. If people would like to arrive from 12.30pm they can picnic in the grounds.

Ample car parking on site.

The site is quite steep and with water can be slippery so please ensure suitable footwear


High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden
20 available until Mon 8 Aug 5pm
High Beeches Garden tour + tea and cake


High Beeches Gardens
High Beeches Lane
Haywards Heath
RH17 6HQ