Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

Lower Beeding, Horsham

Open daily 1 April - 31 October

Leonardslee, owned and maintained by the Loder family, is one of the last great private gardens in England. The garden was begun in 1801, and Sir Edmund Loder began enlarging it into its present style from 1899. This 240 acre valley boasts possibly the finest collection of mature rhododendrons, azaleas, choice trees and shrubs in Europe.

In 2007, Leonardslee celebrates a special centenary: it has been open to the public for 100 years.

Additional attractions include "Beyond the Dolls House", a unique exhibition showing in miniature the workings of an Edwardian country estate and market town, and a world class collection of Victorian cars.