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Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens

240-acres of English woodland gardens where you'll find lakes, forests, and the famous Rock Garden.

The Rock Garden at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens
The Rock Garden at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

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About the garden

After being closed for 10 years, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens was nearly lost forever. However, it reopened its doors in 2019 after undergoing one of the largest garden restoration projects in England. These spectacular and ancient gardens are now open for the public to enjoy once again.

With over 240-acres of English woodland gardens set within a steep valley, you can expect to find lakes, woodland areas, and the famous Rock Garden.

Many people in the local area have fond memories of their visits and life around these gardens. Leonardslee aims to protect this magnificent heritage so that future generations get to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna within.

Opening times

Summer: 9am - 5pm Winter: 9am - 4pm

Useful details

Garden area

240 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage


Wheelchair access

Mostly inaccessible (some paths moderately flat and paved). Wheelchairs (£20 refundable deposit) and mobility scooters (£15) are available to hire.


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Find the garden

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
West Sussex
RH13 6PP
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Public Transport
Number 17 Bus.
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Contact the garden

01403 220 345

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