Leonardslee, Horsham, England
Record Id: 2051
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Leonardslee is a 'collectors garden' set in a designed landscape of 92 hectares (86 hectares registered). The garden was started by Sir Edmund Loder in 1889 although many trees on the site pre-date this. Leonardslee is noted for its rhododendrons and azaleas and features seven lakes, an alpine house, a temperate greenhouse and a rock garden.
Brief history of site
In 1801, some 400 hectares of the Aldridge estate were sold to Charles George Beauclerk who built a house called St Leonards Lodge on the site and began to lay out the gardens and park. The present house was built in 1852. From 1889 until he died in 1920, Sir Edmund Loder greatly expanded the gardens and created a large collection of rare wild animals.
Address: Lower Beeding, Horsham, RH13 6PP
West Sussex; Horsham; Lower Beeding
Historical County: Sussex
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Opening contact details:
The site is open daily between April and October.
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Site first created: 1801 to 1920
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 92