nurseries are situated on a hill overlooking Hartfield on the northern edge of the Ashdown Forest. There are also many interesting gardens to visit nearby. A few miles to the north east is Penshurst Place with formal gardens dating back to the 14th century. To the north is Hever Castle home to Anne Boleyn, featuring magnificent gardens and a lake. To the west is the delightful National Trust garden of Standen overlooking the Sussex Weald. Pashley Manor Gardens at Ticehurst are very interesting and a great place to relax, they have a tulip festival in the spring.
Wakehurst Place is also a short drive away at Ardingly, West Sussex. It is run by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and has a most interesting collection of plants from around the world.Other National Trust Gardens are at Sheffield Park, known for its collection of azaleas and for its autumn colour and Nymans, at Handcross. Further to the south west are Borde Hill gardens, near Haywards Heath.