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King John’s Nursery and Garden

King Johns Lodge, Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7AZ

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King John’s Nursery and Garden


This romantic 5-acre garden has many mature trees and rhododendrons surviving the 1980s' hurricane. There are water features and a stunning wild garden with gazebo and pond. Main borders include old roses and herbaceous plantings. The secret garden leads to the attractive garden house and to a medieval barn covered in roses and white solanum. Beyond the lily pond, visitors can walk in the parkland and enjoy the splendid views. The formal garden with fountain surrounds a fine historic Listed house.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£4.50 per ticket
Under 16 yrs freeFree

Discounts and a tea and cake are available for group visits. Please contact us to discuss.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • jepps2015
      Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
      Afternoon tea
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th August 2019
      Bought groupon for afternoon tea and garden entry. Tea was quite disappointing, sandwiches were not mixed or varied. Scones & jam very nice but cake was also a bit of a let down. Don’t bother with... Read full review
    • misslambx
      Larkfield, United Kingdom
      Afternoon tea and garden visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th August 2019
      We had a groupon voucher for afternoon tea with free garden entry and I believe it cost just under £15 for two. The tea room was lovely with many different seating areas and a small play area for... Read full review
    • mandynorgrove
      Staplehurst, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Tea and cake
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 16th August 2019
      My daughter bought me an afternoon 'experience' at King John's as a birthday gift. We had a lovely relaxed time wandering the garden and browsing in the eclectic shop, and then afternoon tea. We had... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is A21. West off A21 at Hurst Green A265. At end of Hurst Green village turn right (Burgh Hill) then right again to Sheepstreet Lane. The garden is 1 mile on left. Or A21 at Flimwell to Ticehurst B2087. Turn left, past church, 1st left.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Etchingham. From station walk to Etchingham village. Turn right after church into Church Lane which leads to Sheepstreet Lane. Garden 1 mile on left.



    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access


    • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Tea/coffee/lunch by arrangement.
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (free)

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 02:00
    • Groups Accepted
    • Maestro Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Max group size - 60
    • Min group size - 10
    • Special group rates
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Preferences

    • In countryside
    • Outdoor Attraction
    • Smoking Some Areas

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Opening Times

    * Closed throughout January and February

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