Gardens Opening Date Announced

The date for the opening of Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is confirmed as

Saturday, March 9th (9am - 6pm) - then daily - see Ticket Information

Monday, March 4th:  Members Only - Opening 9am - 6pm

We will be delighted to welcome you to the estate from that date, with all sorts of entertainment and surprises over the weekend. We are looking forward to showing you what we have achieved in restoring the gardens, Dolls House Museum and Rock Garden and upgrading of all the facilities, including Leonardslee House.

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Emily Grey
The Gruffalo Launches at Leonardslee

Global Gruffalo was launched at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens on January 10th 2019. The international project celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Gruffalo children’s books and also Horsham District resident, and patron of the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, Julia Donaldson CBE.

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Emily Grey
Review: Afternoon Tea at Leonardslee House

It started with a scotch egg. But this was no ordinary creation, it was a pinnacle of savoury deliciousness, made with pulled pork and an egg with a yolk of the most golden splendour from Leonardslee House’s free range coup. Each day Chef Jean Delport collects eggs from the Sussex Red hens and eight other breeds to create succulent dishes and sauces.

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Emily Grey
Leonardslee Crime Festival Announced: March 2nd and 3rd March, 2019

To celebrate the best of crime writing in the South East of England, the Book Lovers' Supper Club has announced the first Leonardslee Crime Festival.

On 2nd and 3rd March 2019 many of the UK's best-known crime writers will visit Leonardslee to entertain, chill and thrill audiences in a series of specially-crafted events.

Tickets start from £35 and are available on the Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens website.

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Emily Grey
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens: Update

Described as the biggest restoration project since Heligan, the Leonardslee restoration is led by head gardener Ray Abraham and a team of up to 30 gardeners to clear dead wood, brambles and bracken and restore several miles of pathways to reveal rare Rhododendrons and trees. Many were planted as early as 1801 and require identification.

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Emily Grey
Gift Vouchers: It must be Christmas

We have four types of Vouchers. There are great money-off offers on gifts and refreshments, as well as tickets for one or two people or a family group. They are a popular gift for Birthdays - and of course at Christmas.

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Emily Grey
Gift Vouchers

All our Gift Vouchers, whether issued this year or earlier are valid from the planned opening date of January 1st 2019, until December 31st 2019. You can receive a full refund for any vouchers bought at any time up until the opening.

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Emily Grey
Meet Adam Streeter (Part 2)

Part II of our interview with Adam Streeter, General Manager at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, who talks about how work has progressed. He is the son of owner Penny Streeter OBE.

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Emily Grey
Pinotage at Leonardslee: a whole new ball game

“Come, taste what you’ve bought here!”

Acclaimed South African wine maker Johann Fourie is confident he will repeat these words in 2023 when the first sparkling wine - made from vines planted at the Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate in West Sussex, England – is released.

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Emily Grey
Meet Adam Streeter (Part 1)

Meet Adam Streeter, General Manager at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens, recalls how the family stumbled upon the property and how work has progressed. He is the son of owner Penny Streeter OBE.

 

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Emily Grey