Sights you will see when Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens open in April

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens will open to the public on April 6. The latest postponement follows near;y two years of extensive work.

Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding, spring 2018. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180205-162441003
Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding, spring 2018. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180205-162441003

Some ten miles of pathways have had to be inspected, and many rebuilt because of collapsing down into the steep valley in which the gardens are set; and checking some 10,000 trees individually and carrying out tree surgery where necessary. The further delay is primarily due to issues in constructing the new car park, which must be ready to receive many thousands of visitors in coaches and cars. A major issue has been planning delays imposed on the estate as a result of the discovery of a great crested newt in the pond of a greenhouse close to the the car park.

The new owners are aiming to have colour all the year round

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Extensive work has been done by the team of gardeners
One of the rooms featured in the Dolls' House Museum
The popular Dolls' House Museum will be open again
The Dolls' House Museum has plenty of scenes
The superb lakes are worth the walk
A tranquil setting
Thousands of visitors are expected this year
The lakes were always a popular part of Leonardslee
A riot of colour
You can become a member at Leonardslee
Wallabies still make Leonarsslee their home
Azelea Luteum
One of the many acers
A carpet of flowers
Leonardslee House
Leonardslee House is home to Interlude Restaurant
Leonardslee House is already open for conferences