The 12 acre hillside garden at Standen is divided into a series of rooms, each with their own character.
Discover where the Beale family played croquet in the Lower Garden. The Summerhouse is surrounded by rare and unusual rhododendrons.
The Kitchen Garden is close to the house. It originally stretched to nearly three acres and was an important part of the Beale’s attempt at being self-sufficient.
The epicentre of the gardens is Goose green. Dominated by three large plane trees, it used to be home to geese, cows and horses. It is surrounded by the kitchen garden, the old farm buildings, the servants wing of the house and the medieval farmhouse.
Explore the Upper Garden with its spectacular views across the Medway Valley to the Ashdown Forest. Don’t miss the Bothy! Built in 2017, it was designed by Will Shannon.
If you have time, visit the Arts and Crafts family home. A creative masterpiece.
National Trust members visit for free.