The Garden Landscape Guide

Gravetye Manor

Not open to the public - unless eating or sleeping at the Gravetye Hotel, which is expensive but excellent. The house was built in 1598. The garden is in good condition and our reporter believes the planting looks better now than it did when William Robinson made his home here. The style is classic Arts and Crafts. Except for the lake and woods, it is not a 'wild garden'.

Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England, RH19 4LJ

Open all year to hotel and restaurant guests. Perimeter footpath open to public on Tuesdays and Fridays. Restaurant is open to non-residents for lunch and dinner (please book).

Entrance free

Visit the Gravetye Manor website

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  • over 4 years by Adam Hodge 4 / 5

    The areas immediately around the hotel are looking well planted with beautifully elegant and colour co-ordinated borders. Further away the gardens are still waiting the attentions of the new Head Gardener.

    Since it is possible to admire the gardens without a charge it means you can order one of their elegant cream teas and the price isnt too frightening, especially since it is enjoyed in such gorgeous surroundings.
  • almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    What a garden, the best I have seen in a while. the planting is amazing, yes the garden is still going through changes but it's going to be one of the best in the home counties in the next year or two.

    Believe the garden is not open to the public, unless you stay or eat at the stunning manor house.
  • over 5 years by Charlotte 5 / 5

    Gorgeous garden and it is open to the public (check website for details). Stunning in early summer with all the alliums and lovely views over surrounding countryside. Definitely one to watch as it has a new head gardener who's come from Great Dixter.

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