The Garden Landscape Guide

Bateman's Garden

A seventeenth century house with a twentieth century garden made by Rudyard Kipling, who lived here 1902-36. One might expect the design to recall his love of India. But it is an 'Old English' Arts and Crafts garden of the type one dreams of when sipping gin and tonic by the Irrawaddy River, to fend off malaria. The garden has a tunnel made of pear trees, yew hedges, stone paths, a rose garden, pond, wild garden and herb garden.

Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, England, TN19 7DS

Mid March to October. Saturday to Wednesday., Open 11am to 5pm., November to mid December garden only Wednesday to Sunday. Open 11am to 4pm.

Adult £7.90 (includes voluntary gift aid donation), Free entry to garden in November and December

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  • almost 7 years by Pete 3 / 5

    There is something about Batemans. The planting doesn't strike me as anything special but the combination of hedges, ponds, lawns and wildflower area just draws me in for repeat visits. Its the type of house and garden I'd love to own.

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Bateman's Garden, East Sussex Photograph © Pete Duxon
Bateman's Garden, Spring 2009 Photograph © Pete Duxon
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