With so many important gardens close by, Gravetye Manor is a garden lovers paradise! Here are just a few to whet your appetite.
There are some wonderful historic houses in the area too...
Wakehurst Place - 4 Miles
Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This beautiful botanic garden is internationally significant, for both its collections and its vital scientific research and plant conservation.
Borde Hill Gardens - 8 Miles
Borde Hill Gardens - Described as 'One of the country's truly great gardens' by Country Life magazine, the formal garden is planted as distinctive 'rooms', each offering an abundance of colour and interest throughout the seasons.
High Beeches Gardens - 9 Miles
High Beeches Gardens - a tranquil and beautiful woodland and water garden in the William Robinson style. Excellent spring colour and fragrance, the wildflower meadow flowers in June and some of the best autumn colour in Sussex.
Sheffield Park - 11 Miles
Sheffield Park - Magnificent example of a'Capability' Brown landscaped garden, stretching over 120 acres and incorporating four lakes, waterfalls and cascades. There is a profusion of colour all year round, from bluebells in the spring to trees in spectacular autumn colours.
Nymans - 14 Miles
Nymans Gardens - Three things make the garden at Nymans special: the beautiful, theatrical design, a superlative plant collection, gathered from around the world, and the elevated position which offers wonderful views over Sussex.
Sissinghurst Castle Gardens - 32 Miles
Sissinghurst Castle Gardens - The creation of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicolson. A series of small, enclosed garden rooms, intimate in their scale and romantic in their atmosphere, giving immense pleasure and inspiration through their superb design and outstanding colour combinations throughout the seasons.
Pashley Manor - 32 Miles (as pictured above)
Pashley Manor is a quintessential English garden, offering a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.
Great Dixter - 45 Miles
Great Dixter - The birthplace of Christopher Lloyd: gardener, writer, journalist. One of the finest examples of Arts & Crafts gardens in the South East.