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Address: West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE, England
Phone Number: 01342 323029
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Visit to Standen Gardens

This was my second visit to this beautiful house and gardens. My friend who is a NT life member treated me to a visit to view the tulip spectacle and I was not disappointed! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to this beautiful house and gardens. My friend who is a NT life member treated me to a visit to view the tulip spectacle and I was not disappointed! The tulip were absolutely splendid, and the planting scheme just a riot of colour and different types mixed together to create an absolutely stunning and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a fine 19th century Arts and Crafts house owned by the National Trust with beautiful gardens and a more extensive network of paths going off into the surrounding countryside. There are spectacular views from the garden terrace to the heights of Ashdown Forest. The barn cafe is a fine old place for lunch, though it can get busy... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went there today on a lovely sunny afternoon and was not disappointed. So much colour from all of the flowers that are in full bloom, wished I had the same at home. From here there is a good walk down to the reservoir and back. Plenty of places to sit and have a drink and watch the world go by... More 

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Petworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We took our family (children and grandchildren) and saw the house decorated for Christmas, it was enchanting and everyone had an enjoyable day. The lights in the gardens were beautiful and the cafe in the converted barn was really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

On such a beautiful sunny afternoon as today,I arrived at Standen armed with a camera and a search for inspiration for my own garden.It wasn't long before I had found my dream shots.As I walked onto the terrace I was uplifted by the bold and riotous tulip beds,which were so cleverly planted.Colours were perfectly fused together,with contrasting shape and structure.Soft... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Just home from visiting Standen - what a beautiful place! We're not particularly big on the "Arts and Crafts" movement, but you couldn't fail to be impressed with the wonderful decoration and position of the house. The embroideries throughout the house were breathtaking. We made the most of the wonderful weather and had a stroll around the gardens and grounds... More 

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Brentwood, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited Standen on April 7th 2015 and had a very pleasant afternoon. We listened to a free, informative talk about the house for about 20 minutes before wandering around. The house dates from the very late Victorian period and is furnished in the 'arts & crafts' style. Although it's not a grand place, Standen has a number of lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is one of the weaker National Trust sites I have visited. To be fair NT do spoil us with some really exceptional sites so an average rating is still quite good. The house is nice and would appeal a lot more if I had a love and or knowledge of William Morris patterns before the visit. The gardens are... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I am not particularly into art and crafts but really enjoyed this house ...so do bother!!! It was such a liveable house and to see and admire all the needlework etc was a joy...and I Do not sew.! Dining room beautifully displayed , interestng butlers room and super bedrooms each with their own characteristics . Gardens being busilly tended .... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are into all things Willam Morris / Arts & Crafts then this is the place for you. If not, then don't bother as the house itself is a fairly uninspiring Victorian pile, albeit in nice surroundings that will doubtless look more attractive once the weather improves and the major garden overhaul is completed. A hightlight for us was... More 

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