The Gardens

 

‘Such a beautiful place to discover. Everywhere (and everybody) so welcoming. We will be back with more friends who appreciate such atmosphere. Thank you!’
Fabian & Sue from Beckley/Bexhill

The romantic eight-acre gardens of King John’s Lodge are as beautiful as they are tranquil, and have captured the hearts of many a garden writer, both in the UK and abroad. With the stunning house as its backdrop, the grounds boast formal lawns with a fountain and lily pond, a wild garden with ancient apple trees, and a meadow.

 


 

‘The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.’
Jeff Cox

By the front of the house, and a favourite with visitors, is a secret pond with a woodland walk featuring a statue of Titania and Oberon. Nearby, sheep graze and white fantail pigeons flutter in the picturesque parkland that surrounds the southern and eastern sides of the house and gardens.

 

 

 

 

Over the years the garden has featured in many publications all over the world. Below are links to a few of those articles:

Period Living Magazine - March 2015 

 

Up Coming Events

28 October 2017 to 29 October 2017

On October 28th we have
'Nightwatch' a nocturnal adventure at King John's Nursery.

The romantic eight-acre gardens of King John’s Lodge are as beautiful as they are tranquil, and have captured the hearts of many a garden writer, both in the UK and abroad.

A delightful and deceptively large rustic café serving fresh, home-cooked lunches, cakes and a great selection of fine teas and coffees. With a roaring fire to warm you up on winter days!

The shop offers an eclectic mix of garden tools, ornaments, vintage finds and great ideas for the home. With such a diverse range it’s worth popping in to see what words can’t describe!

The nursery grows a selection of perennial plants with care and expertise. Varieties are chosen because they are the most beautiful, the hardest to find or are the most exciting new introductions.