High Beeches, The, Crawley, England
Record Id: 1717
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Brief description of site
High Beeches is an early-20th-century wild garden of 13 hectares containing many rare plants, trees and shrubs set within a larger woodland estate. Declared 'Outstanding' by English Heritage as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a landscaped woodland garden.
Brief history of site
There had previously been an early-19th century villa on the site. Formal gardens were laid out around the house after 1849 by Sir Robert Loder. Colonel Giles Loder inherited the estate in 1906, and over the next 60 years he planted the present woodland gardens, utilising a great number of newly imported trees and shrubs.
Address: High Beeches Lane, Handcross, RH17 6JX
West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Cuckfield Rural
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: landscape garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Plant type/environment: woodland garden
Site first created: 1906 to 1966
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 13