Woolbeding Gardens

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Though relatively local to my area, I had never previously visited these gardens. You have to book in advance, and travel to the garden on a mini bus (provided). This is necessary as there is no car park at the gardens.

There are traditional type gardens, surrounding the house. Including an orangery, pool garden, fountain garden, and a courtyard garden with modern greenhouse. We found the greenhouse had an amazing selection of plants.

You can also view the folly and take a walk alongside the River Rother, then cross the lane, to wander around the terraced garden.

The church of All Hallows is accessible from the garden, and is open to visitors.

From near the church you can take the path across the pasture where the sheep graz to the pleasure grounds. Here there are many features to admire. You start with a ruined church folly, there's also a Hermit's Hut, summerhouse, waterfall, grotto and chinese bridge.

In the wooded area you can sit quietly in the hide, and watch the small birds on the feeders. Also in the woods you will find Edyth the red elephant!

These National trust gardens are a delight and well worth a visit.

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