New Opening Date Announced: January 2019

The opening of Leonardslee Gardens is postponed until January 2019 due to circumstances beyond our control.

If you have bought an annual membership, we are emailing you directly. Annual memberships will still be effective for 12 months from the new opening date. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The reason for the delay is that the restoration of the gardens, lakes and house is taking much longer than planned because of a number of factors. This includes a range of environmental protection issues which have arisen and delayed works, with the discovery of endangered species for example.

The weather has been against us too, with considerable rainfall delaying the refurbishment of pathways down to the lakes and other essential works. We have two teams of builders and gardeners who are out in all weathers, but inevitably the rain impacts on what they can achieve.

We are now able to revise our programme of works today, having just received updated planning advice from Horsham District Council regarding a second car park and other essential works, impacted by the weather and other factors.

Please bear with us and we thank you for your patience in advance.

We are sure that you will be very impressed with the final results and we look forward to welcoming you to Leonardslee Gardens. In the meantime, we hope to offer some limited access to the house, rock garden and dolls house museum before the final opening date. We will keep you fully informed so that you can plan your visit.

Again, our sincere apologies: please email us directly from the Contact Page if you have any further questions or comments. Thank you.


Emily Grey