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Highdown Gardens

Worthing

Created by Sir Frederick Stern and situated on downland countryside in a chalk pit, Highdown features a wide collection of plants, with many raised from seed brought from China by great collectors like Wilson, Farrer and Kingdon-Ward. In spring and early summer, a colourful succession of bulbs such as snowdrops, crocus, anemones and daffodils are followed by paeonies and bearded iris.
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    Highdown Gardens offers 8.5 acres of stunning informal gardens on downland countryside overlooking the sea, and has a unique collection of rare plants and trees. Many were raised from seed brought from China by great collectors like Wilson, Farrer and Kingdon-Ward. Two of our most popular trees with visitors in late Spring are the Handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata) and the Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum). The whole garden has been deemed a National Collection.

    We have once again been awarded a coveted Green Flag Award. This is the national standard for quality parks and green spaces, with winners judged to be welcoming and well maintained, with the support and involvement of the local community. We also hold a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, and won the Gold Award for South East in Bloom, Heritage Section 2017.

    Refreshments are available at the adjacent tearooms.
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Features and Attractions

New for 2018, we are proud to be part of the National Garden Scheme’s February Snowdrop Festival. Spring bulb tours will be conducted by the Head Gardener and team for an additional £2.50 per person. Tours for 20 max at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Reserve on the day only, first come first served.

For other opening times and information, please phone, email or visit garden website.

Highdown Gardens- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

Admission by donation

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening

Suggested donation of £5.00 per adult to the National Garden Scheme

Owner Information

Worthing Borough Council
01903 501054
highdown.gardens@adur-worthing.gov.uk
http://www.highdowngardens.co.uk

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How to find us

Highdown Gardens
33 Highdown Rise, Littlehampton Road
Goring-by-Sea
Worthing
West Sussex
BN12 6FB

3m W of Worthing.
Accessibility information

Partial wheelchair access to hillside garden with mainly grass paths.

More about Highdown Gardens

Highdown Gardens offers 8.5 acres of stunning informal gardens on downland countryside overlooking the sea, and has a unique collection of rare plants and trees. Many were raised from seed brought from China by great collectors like Wilson, Farrer and Kingdon-Ward. Two of our most popular trees with visitors in late Spring are the Handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata) and the Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum). The whole garden has been deemed a National Collection.

We have once again been awarded a coveted Green Flag Award. This is the national standard for quality parks and green spaces, with winners judged to be welcoming and well maintained, with the support and involvement of the local community. We also hold a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, and won the Gold Award for South East in Bloom, Heritage Section 2017.

Refreshments are available at the adjacent tearooms.
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