During the month of May, a curious and beautiful thing happens across the Sussex countryside: Hundreds of thousands of tiny bluebells spring up in the fields, forests and woodland, transforming the ground into a carpet of blue. It’s a fascinating, natural wonder that only lasts for a few weeks. One of the best places to witness this sea of bluebells is at High Beeches Garden, with its 27 acres of magnificent woodland.
Even so, Spring isn’t the only time when High Beeches Gardens are blooming, and the abundance of rare plants and trees has given the gardens an ‘outstanding’ rating by English Heritage. The rich colours and spectacular scenery can be enjoyed all year round, with large gardens that allow visitors to relish in natural beauty at its best. Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy life and soak up the tranquil atmosphere amongst this spectacular scenery. Visitors will marvel at the seasonal kaleidoscope of natural colours and the thriving, lush plant life that flourishes in the area.
High Beeches is a landscaped woodland garden that dates from the early 20th century. Having been well preserved for the last 100 years, and designed and maintained by outstanding gardeners, everyone can now enjoy the collection of wild flowers and award- winning plants from around the world. Highlights of the gardens include the wildflower meadow - the best natural, acid wildflower meadow in Sussex; and the Tree Trail, displaying 23 interesting trees from different origins.
Throughout the year, High Beeches holds special events for visitors to experience the very best of what the gardens have to offer. Certain seasons see glorious changes in the collections, so there is something to see at almost every time of year. There is a range of activities to try, from cultivating your own Bonsai tree, to wandering around the gold and crimson surroundings during the Autumn Gift Fair.
The list of plants and flowers that can be found is endless, from azaleas to rhododendrons. If all that pollen gets your head spinning, take a break at the tearoom, where you can unwind with a pot of tea and a delicious scone, or bring your own picnic and enjoy your lunch surrounded by the willowy trees and rustling leaves. And if you just cant get enough, the gardens and its stable rooms can be hired to host special occasions, providing the perfect backdrop to events and functions.