Please Note

After careful consideration the gardens and grounds at Herstmonceux Castle is closed until further notice.
Our priority is the health and wellbeing of people on-site and the wider community. By remaining closed we feel we are following government guidelines and safety for all.
Throughout this difficult time we will continue with our projects on-site including new play area and we will be undertaking virtual tours of the gardens and castle to share.
We will keep updating our website and social media pages which are linked just below this message, on the right hand side.
Do sign up to our email newsletter, further down this page and you will receive updates straight to your inbox.
Thank you for your understanding and please find NHS guidelines on Coronavirus below.

Discover our beautiful gardens no matter the season.


300 acres of carefully managed woodland with beautiful themed and formal gardens.

From formal gardens to the rear of Herstmonceux Castle, to wild meadows and carefully managed woodland that changes throughout the seasons.

Elizabethan Garden


The largest and most prestigious of the Gardens


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Sundial & Rose Garden


An imposing central sundial amidst a multitude of roses


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Shakespeare Garden


A garden evoking the works of William Shakespeare


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Lower Garden


All the planting in this garden is butterfly friendly


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Apothecary Garden


A collection of herbs for medicinal and culinary use


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Shady Garden


A place of spring colour and cool refuge on a hot day


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Magic Garden


An enchanting, natural place


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Wild Flower Meadow


A diverse Floral meadow


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Folly & Garden


Found along the Woodland Walk or over Temple Field


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Woodland


Ancient Bluebell woodland set within a Historic Parkland


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Events and experiences for every member of the family

Book yourself an experience while visiting Herstmonceux Castle or come along to one of our many indoor or outdoor events held throughout the year.

Events run throughout the year for the whole family.


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Exclusive experiences to enjoy only at Herstmonceux Castle.


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