About Us 

The ‘Finest Spring Gardens in England’, the 240-acre Leonardslee estate at Lower Beeding, near Horsham in West Sussex.

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

We have an outlet at reception and the Farm Shop that can accept cash and you will be given a card that can be used throughout Leonardslee. Simply return your card at the end of the day to receive a cash refund of any remaining money.

Enjoy popular walking trails at Leonardslee and discover the historic beauty of the restored estate.

Wide selections of refreshments are available from our new restaurants and tea rooms. Restaurant Interlude, who received 1 star in the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2020 and Afternoon Tea are served in the Leonardslee House and casual fare is served in the Clock Tower Cafe, Courtyard Cafe and other food stations throughout the gardens.  

Visit us to enjoy the beautiful landscaped Grade I listed gardens, first planted in 1801. See the outstanding spring displays of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and bluebells.

Restoration began when the present owner, Penny Streeter OBE, acquired the estate in 2017. Penny and her team are dedicated to restoring, maintaining and further improving the gardens and buildings so that the public can once again experience their beauty and special qualities.

Visitors can explore a wide range of features including the unique dolls’ house exhibition - and the rare colony of wallabies, wildfowl and huge carp in the seven ponds.

To book weddings, parties, corporate and other private events in 2019, please contact us now to talk to our friendly and helpful team, as we are taking a number of bookings. There are lovely locations from which to choose, indoors and in the gardens, to entertain parties of all sizes.