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Standen Garden

Standen Garden surrounds the Arts & Crafts house designed by architect Philip Webb in the 1890s. It is dramatically situated on a steep hillside overlooking the Medway Valley and Ashdown Forest. Large Terraces and Lawns combine with more intimate areas including a Victorian Quarry Garden, Kitchen Garden, Bamboo Garden with swimming pond and wild flower meadow. Planting is a mixture of rare trees and shrubs introduced by the first owner Margaret Beale, later designs to reduce maintenance, and current replanting of the original schemes. The Garden is currently undergoing some restoration work to bring back many of the original features and plants.

West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England, RH19 4NE

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  • about 5 years by Katrina Underwood 3 / 5

    Garden fair, house very interesting for example of Arts and Crafts style, with a good conservatory full of plants.

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Tulips, Standen Garden Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Conservatory, Standen Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Standen, 2011 Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Standen Garden, West Sussex Photograph © National Trust
Standen Garden Photograph © National Trust