Please note, the garden is sadly no longer open to visitors.
STOP PRESS! I've heard the garden is to re-open sometime in 2013. Great news!
Situated in the heart of Sussex a few miles south of Horsham, Leonardslee gardens are fantastic at any time of the year but especially in the spring with magnificent rhododendrons and azaleas. The garden is extensive, set in some 240 acres of woodland with lakes and streams running through the middle of the valley. The Great Storm of 1987 which devastated so many trees in south and east England actually did the garden a favour and many old and weak trees were destroyed making areas of the garden accessible and safe for visitors. This also allowed re-planting of some areas of the garden.
Visitors can also enjoy a small exhibition of victorian motor cars, a dolls house exhibition, alpine house and bonsai exhibition. In addition, there is much natural wildlife here including Sika Deer, Fallow Deer, Wallabies, squirrels, ducks, swans and birds to name but a few. Refreshments and a gift shop are also available. Each of the gallery pages below contain ten to twelve photographs of the garden. I have attempted to get as high definition as possible while ensuring reasonably fast download times. Some of the photographs are described with a number which corresponds to the locations on maps used both on site and in the guidebook. This is intended to help you find the location of some of the photographs more easily should you ever decide to visit the garden. Please enjoy the photographs as much as I have enjoyed taking them. If you want to ensure you don't miss anything, click on the 'complete tour' below and continue the tour by clicking on the 'tour' icon at the foot of each page.
Please note this is not the 'official' Leonardslee website but a collection of personal photographs. There is a link below to the official site where you will find contact details, opening times and entry prices. I have also included a link to a road map. A bus service (hourly Monday to Saturday, slightly less frequent on Sunday) on the Stagecoach route between Horsham and Brighton, also stops outside the garden.
Click here to begin the complete tour
or visit individual gellery pages below
Spring 1 | Spring 2 | Spring 3 | Spring 4 | Spring 5 | Spring 6 | Spring 7
Summer 1 | Summer 2 | Autumn 1 | Autumn 2 | Autumn 3 | Wildlife
Official Leonardslee Garden website (times / prices etc.) | Road map
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