Spellbinding “Leonardslee Illuminated” in West Sussex
Spellbinding “Leonardslee Illuminated” in West Sussex

There is something unashamedly magical about Leonardslee Illuminated. You are welcomed by the sparkling lights of a colourful carousel and the warming scents of a small Christmas market – only to be caught slightly off guard by the arrival of an enigmatic troupe of illuminated drummers. Mesmerizing and unnerving in brilliantly equal measure, they appear …

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Botanical Gardens at Wakehurst, West Sussex
Botanical Gardens at Wakehurst, West Sussex

The gardens and grounds at Wakehurst near Ardingly are somewhere you can visit time and time again, enjoying the ever-changing colours and landscape. Wakehurst has been owned by the National Trust since 1963 but has been managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew since 1965. Or in other words, we’re lucky enough to have a …

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The Curse of Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst, West Sussex
The Curse of Cowdray Ruins, Midhurst, West Sussex

In the grounds of Cowdray Park at Midhurst, are the imposing and magnificent Tudor ruins of a grand house once visited by Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. The ruins are Grade I listed. In the 1520s, Sir David Owen (uncle to Henry VII) began construction of a great house, although there had been a …

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West Sussex Gardens: Parham House, Pulborough
West Sussex Gardens: Parham House, Pulborough

I’ve previously mentioned the impressive approach to Parham House which draws you along a meandering drive through 875 acres of estate parkland and grounds.  And I can’t help but wonder how this approach must have felt in centuries gone by as you arrived in this remote corner of Sussex by carriage to see the grandeur …

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Dazzled and Enchanted by Sussex Prairies Garden
Dazzled and Enchanted by Sussex Prairies Garden

On a whim, and with absolutely no expectations, I recently visited the Sussex Prairies Garden near Henfield. My visit coincided with the last day of their Indian Bazaar which has run throughout the summer and I was met with an assortment of brightly coloured and fluttering, fabric flags, a shimmering elephant and a colourful array …

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