Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

Escape today's busy world in over 200 acres of paradise at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, West Sussex

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens has breathtaking views of the English countryside and blooming displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Magnoli­as and Bluebells. A kaleidoscope of colour sweeps throughout the grounds, listing the garden as Grade I in the English Heritage Reg­ister of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.


Being one of the very few Grade 1 gardens it is often described as the most beautiful landscape garden in Europe. The rich flora in the garden was planted by Sir Edmund Lod­er, a Victorian plant collector. His plantation included many species of trees giving the garden its renowned reputation. After its closure to the public back in 2010, the gardens had been left to fend for themselves. Now owned by the Streeter family, they are opening it up to the public once again, to share with the world the magnificent Leonardslee gardens.


The Lakes

The gardens are set in a tranquil valley, at the foot, a small stream flows into a series of seven lakes which play host to the gardens abundant wildlife whilst reflecting the spectacular display of colours that surround them.


The Rock Garden

It is one of the most beautiful areas of the garden in the Spring. As you enter through the gate the mosaic of colours surrounds you, Japanese Azalea’s contrast with the shapes of palms and conifers for a truly unique view.


The Dolls House

Created in 1/12th scale this extensive exhibition has captivated visitors young and old. Showcasing a variety of scenes from a country estate in the 1900s it was designed and built with a real sense of fun!



  • Entrance & coach fare; Adult £28.00, Senior £26.50, Child (5-16yrs) £22.00



Please note that we do not visit the House as this is used for corporate events and weddings.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Boating Lake Bus stop by Boating Lake
Bulverhythe Westbound Bus stop by Chip Shop bottom of Harley Shute
Bulverhythe (Westbound)
Church St Northbound Bus stop Church Street, (A2270) Northbound
Eastbourne Pier Bus stop Eastbourne Pier
Fishermens Club Bus stop Fishermen's Club
Glyne Gap Westbound Bus stop opposite Glyne Gap Garage
Bexhill (Westbound)
Hailsham High Street Bus stop Hailsham High Street
in front of Waitrose
Hastings Westbound Bus stop Pelham Place car park, Hastings Westbound
before Breeds Place roundabout
Langney Langney Footbridge bus stop, near petrol station
Lifeboat Museum Bus stop by Lifeboat Museum, Grand Parade
Little Common Westbound By the Wheatsheaf Public House
Little Common
Martello PH Bus stop by Martello Public House
Opp Stables Theatre Bus stop adjacent to Market Cross
just before (opp) Stables Theatre, Old London Road
Opp Waitrose Old Town Bus stop opposite Waitrose/Lamb Inn, Eastbourne
Pevensey Westbound Opposite Smugglers Public House
Pevensey (Westbound)
Polegate A2270 Northbound Bus stop opposite church, at crossroads
Polegate (A2270) Northbound
Princes Rd jctn Beatty Rd Bus stop Princes Rd before Beatty Rd junction
Princes Road Westbound Bus stop Princes Rd before Ramsay Way junction
Sainsburys Victoria Drive Sainsburys, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne
St Leonards Westbound Bus stop seafront, opp Warrior Square Memorial
St Leonards (Westbound)
Tesco Express, Ore Bus stop by Tesco Express, Old London Road
Ore, Hastings
The Ridge towards Ore Bus stop adjacent to St Helenswood Leisure Centre
The Ridge, Hastings
Town Hall Square, Bexhill Bus stop by the Town Hall, Town Hall Square
Westham Westbound By Westham Church
Westham (Westbound)
Willingdon Triangle Bus stop in Willingdon Triangle
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