Leonardslee Gardens


Type:Countryside, Parks & Gardens

Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

Tel: 0330 123 5893

Leonardslee Gardens


Experience Leonardslee

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, described as ‘The Finest Woodland Gardens in England’, were first planted in 1801. The Grade I Listed gardens on the 240-acre estate feature an outstanding scenery throughout the year and particularly majestic as it blooms in spring or takes on the glorious colours of autumn. 

For a perfect day out, you can also visit the renowned Rock Garden and Dolls House Museum, see the rare colony of wallabies and catch sight of the deer roaming free; and then enjoy dining in style or taking high tea in the Grade II Listed Mansion, or enjoy more informal refreshments at other locations on the estate. 

Year-Round Entertainment | Grade I Listed Woodland Gardens | Stunning 240-acre Estate | Rare Wallaby Colony | Famous Dolls’ House Museum | Refreshments & Gift Shop | Free Parking | Group Rates | Guided Tours | Award-Winning Wines & more!


The property has spaces designated for disabled parking. Reception counters are lowered to meet the needs of visitors using wheelchairs. We are wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets. Guide Dogs Permitted.

The lower half of the gardens should be avoided by wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility or limited fitness.

The return journey is uphill, and although there are benches throughout the estate, it requires a good level of fitness and mobility to walk back to the reception centre and car park.

Payment on site

Sorry, no cash accepted. For security reasons, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is a cash-free zone. We only accept payment by card.


Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult - From£14.50 per ticket
Child - From£8.00 per ticket
Family 1 Adults£31.50 per ticket
Family 2 Adults£43.00 per ticket

Book ahead and save both time and money with our new advanced booking discounts!



  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe - On-Site cafés/restaurant, Picnic Site, Afternoon tea, Fine-dining restaurant, Catering for groups, Catering provided, Full liquor licence, Outdoor eating area, Refreshments available, Vegetarians and vegans catered for
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant - Michelin star Restaurant Interlude
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Baby facilities, Children's meals, Family-friendly, Children welcome, Entry is free for children under 5 years

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome - Groups by arrangement, Guided tours by arrangement
  • Guided tours - Available for groups
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round - except on Christmas day
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Coach: Number 17 runs between Horsham Railway Station & Brighton and stops outside Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

By Car:  From the M23/A23: Head South on the M23/A23 and take the exit signposted Handcross, follow the B2110 through Lower Beeding, at the end of the road turn left. The entrance is immediately on your left. 

From Horsham: Head South out of Horsham and follow the A281 for approximately 10 minutes, the entrance is on your left.  From Cowfold:

Head North on the A281 through Crabtree, the entrance is on your right at the top of the hill.  

Public Transport Directions

By Train: Nearest Rail Station is Horsham, with trains from London Victoria and Clapham Junction. 

Face masks must be worn on all public transport


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20- Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20- Commended 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2021/22 - Commended 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold 2023
  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Commended 2023

Opening Times

Peak - 9am – 5pm - Last entry 4:30pm (31 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024)
Off Peak - 9am – 4pm last entry 3.30pm (29 Oct 2024 - 30 Mar 2025)

* Closed 25th December
Peak openings 9 am - 5 pm
Off Peak 9 am - 4 pm

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