Gourmet Garden Trails

In one of the sunniest spots in the UK our West Sussex gardens flourish throughout the year. From frosty, structural beauty through abundant and glorious flowers to the gilded mists of autumn there is always something to discover and admire here. And if all that horticulture makes you thirsty, sample a glass of award-winning Sussex wine, enjoy a flagon of golden ale or relish some of our delicious local produce at one of our many ancient inns, enticing farm shops and charming restaurants.

Food and drink and vineyards

Things to do and see

Standen House in the sun

Standen House and Gardens

Discover the arts and crafts movement at the Standen family ...
Upperton Vineyard landscape

Upperton Vineyard

Upperton is set in over 40 acres of rolling English countrys...
Tinwood Estate wine being poured into glass

Tinwood Estate

Tinwood Estate produce three different sparkling wines made ...

Highdown Vineyard

Highdown Vineyard is nestled on the southern slopes of the S...
Agapanthus at Borde Hill gardens

Borde Hill Garden

Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed ...
Tables and chairs

Albourne Estate

Albourne Estate is set deep in the glorious Sussex countrysi...
Leonardslee Lake and Gardens in autumn

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is described as ‘The Finest ...
Denmans Garden shadowed with sunlight

Denmans Garden

Denmans is a tranquil contemporary garden started by plantsw...

Indulgent experiences

Stay for a few nights and make the most of our garden and gourmet experiences. Our local winemakers are delighted to share their knowledge on one of many interesting tours and tasting experiences. You’ll find cookery courses, garden talks, art trails and winter garden light shows around the county. Don’t go home without trying fresh seafood on the coast, lunch in a friendly village pub or perhaps treat yourself to a Michelin-star Afternoon Tea.

Woman with sun hat wine tasting
Baileys ice cream