Standen in Sussex reopens
Arts and Crafts garden restoration completed
A restoration project at one of the country’s most important Arts and Crafts gardens at the National Trust’s Standen was completed earlier this year and is now open to the public. Standen in West Sussex was designed in the late 19th century by Philip Webb for James Beale and his family.
The 12-acre hillside garden was designed by Beale’s wife Margaret. An accomplished gardener and plantswoman, Margaret created a series of outdoor rooms at Standen, including a scented rose garden and lime tree walk, along with more exotic areas featuring bamboo, ponds and lush foliage.