About the garden
Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens were first planted in 1801. Located in the heart of West Sussex, the 97ha (240-acre) Grade I-listed gardens feature outstanding scenery throughout the year and are particularly majestic as they bloom in spring or take on the glorious colours of autumn. For a perfect day out, make sure you visit the renowned Rock Garden created in 1890 by the famous Pulham & Sons.
The beautiful woodland gardens are home to renowned sculptor Anton Smit’s ‘The Walk of Life’ exhibition. The Sculpture Park & Art Gallery illustrate the artist’s contemporary sculpture and life works. Comprised of more than 50 monumental works, the sculptures sit in harmony with the woodland gardens, creating new vistas across the valley and seven lakes.
Leonardslee planted the first Pinotage vineyard in the UK. While the vines mature, visitors are invited to enjoy wine-tasting experiences from their sister estate Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate in South Africa. There’s a rare colony of wallabies here too and you may catch sight of the deer roaming.
Dine in style at Michelin Star Restaurant Interlude or indulge in afternoon tea in the Grade II listed Leonardslee House. Enjoy refreshments at one of the estate’s cafés.