Information regarding recent developments at Bader College and Herstmonceux Castle (13/03/2024)

Due to the ongoing repairs at Herstmonceux Castle and groundworks in progress, we would like to remind dog walkers, ramblers, and visitors to keep to the public bridleways and footpaths that traverse the estate and not to wander onto the estate.
Due to the hazard of construction workers and their vehicles on site we have asked our security team to enforce this for the safety of everyone.

We are closed to the public until May 1st 2024 but will update the public on times of opening nearer to 1st May. The gardens and grounds are saturated with all the rain we have experienced this winter, and we hope that the grounds will have dried out by opening day.

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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


Welcome to the Lower Garden


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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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Long Border


Long Border


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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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