Things To Do

Here we have chosen some of the wonderful things to see and do in the area.  

You can also click here to visit the Experience West Sussex website which showcases the best active days, new experiences, back-to-nature family outings and cultural encounters in the county. 

Wakehurst Place- 4 Miles

This is 'Kew Gardens in the country'. A superb collection of exotic trees, shrubs and other plants, many displayed in order of geographic region. Also of interest are the extensive water gardens, a winter garden, a rock walk and walled gardens. 

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Sheffield Park

A magnificent example of a 'Capability' Brown landscaped garden, stretching over 120 acres and incorporating four lakes, waterfalls and cascades. There is a profusion of colour all year round from bluebells in the spring trees in spectacular autumn colours. Sheffield Park is also home to the National Collection of Ghent azaleas.

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Borde Hill Gardens -8 Miles

2015 is the Golden anniversary of opening as a charity. Borde Hill is the perfect day out for horticultural enthusiasts, country lovers and families. This exotic garden is renowned for its unusual trees and shrubs and was created with plants collected by the great Victorian Plant Hunters. Discover a unique series of outdoor ‘rooms’ including Rose and Italian gardens, tranquil lakes, 200 acres of parkland and magical woodland. Themed events throughout the season. Dogs welcome on leads. Facilities include: children’s adventure playground, picnic areas, tea garden, café and award-winning restaurant, art gallery, gift shop and plant sales. Pre-book visits for group discounts or garden and house tours

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Nymans- 14 Miles

One of the most remarkable gardens of the Sussex weald with rare and beautiful plants, as well as shrubs and trees from all over the world. Wall garden, rose garden and Pinetum. 

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High Beeches

A hidden gem in the High Weald of Sussex. The beautiful woodland garden has been sensitively planted to enhance the natural landscape. Enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the many glades surrounded by a plantsman's collection of rare trees and shrubs. There is much to appreciate throughout the seasons: drifts of daffodils, carpets of bluebells, glorious colour of the azaleas, an ancient wildflower meadow and stunning autumn colour. 

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The Cat Inn,
North Lane,
West Hoathly,
West Sussex,
RH19 4PP


(01342) 810369



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