History And Garden Tours
We run regular tours throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn months to a variety of wonderful gardens and places of historic interest around the Horsham area.
Our tours include
Nymans Gardens - an English garden near Handcross in West Sussex. The garden was developed, starting in the late 19th century, by three generations of the Messel family, and was brought to renown by Leonard Messel.
Standen House - an Arts and Crafts house near East Grinstead, West Sussex. The house and its surrounding gardens belong to the National Trust and are open to the public. It is a Grade I listed building.
Sheffield Park - 5 miles east of Haywards Heat, West Sussex. Sheffield Park Garden is an informal landscape garden. It was originally laid out in the 18th century by Capability Brown, and further developed in the early 20th century by its then owner, Arthur Gilstrap Soames. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Petworth House and Park - Petworth, West Sussex. Petworth House is a late 17th-century Grade I listed country house, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s to the design of the architect Anthony Salvin. It contains intricate wood-carvings by Grinling Gibbons.
Uppark House and Garden - a 17th-century house in South Harting, West Sussex, Uppark House is a Grade I listed building and a National Trust property.
Arundel Castle - rising above the town of Arundel in West Sussex, Arundel Castle is a restored and remodelled medieval castle. It was established by Roger de Montgomery on Christmas Day 1067. Roger became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the graces of William the Conqueror.
Bateman's - Bateman's is a 17th-century house located in Burwash, East Sussex, England. It was the home of Rudyard Kipling from 1902 until his death in 1936. The house was built in 1634. Kipling's widow bequeathed the house to the National Trust on her death in 1939. The house is a Grade I listed building.
Chartwell - Chartwell is a country house near Westerham, Kent, in South East England. For over forty years it was the home of Winston Churchill. He bought the property in September 1922 and lived there until shortly before his death in January 1965.
Hever Castle & Gardens - Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever, Kent, near Edenbridge, 30 miles south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539, it was the seat of the Boleyn family.
Get in touch
For more details and dates of any of these tours, please get in touch , or let us know if you would like to visit any local gardens places of historical interest that are not featured above.