King John’s Nursery, Garden and Tea Room

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

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Meadow at King John’s Nursery and Garden, Etchingham, East Sussex.

About

King John's Nursery is currently open Thursdays to Sundays, 10am-5pm. Please check the website before travelling.

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Garden

The gardens are a tranquil and romantic mix of formal and naturalistic planting surrounding a stunning grade II listed Georgian house. With lawn, yew hedges,  ha-ha and ancient espalier apple trees juxtaposed by the wild meadow and self-seeding native plants creeping through the borders and old York stone paving. New gardens have been developed over the last few years linking the nursery with the old garden giving more areas to wander.

Nursery and shop

The plant nursery has been evolving over the last 15 years and has a great range of herbaceous perennials including many harder to find varieties but also all the usual shrubs, bedding veg and herbs. The nursery has a specific interest in woodland plants, natives, ferns and geraniums amongst others. The shop is an eclectic mix of garden tools, statuary, vintage items, cards and household and garden gifts. All laid out in an informal and old fashioned manner.

Café

The café and its garden are a wonderful place to relax surrounded by plants, books and birds. Serving tea, coffee and homemade cake. During summer weekends and events a wider menu is available.

Events

Throughout the year we have a number of events, please see our website for details.

Farmers market - Second Saturday every month
Fairy hunt – East holidays
Vintage fair – May / June
Maker’s fair – July
Night watch – October

A visit to King John’s nursery and garden is to step away from main roads and shopping centres to a calm space surrounded by birdsong and plant life; a place to be.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£6.50 per ticket
Under 16 yrsFree

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

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    • Food
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    Recent Reviews:

    • 863kerryr
      Greater London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Hidden Gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 1st April 2022
      We travelled up from Eastbourne to pick up one of our grandchildren from Robertsbridge for a weekend sleep over. This was originally a raffle prize given to us by another grandchild. What an absolute... Read full review
    • BarefootMamaof3
      East Sussex
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Fairy Hunt
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 23rd April 2022
      We visited during Easter and joined in the fairy hunt, beautiful setting and a hidden gem. We had tea served with vintage cups and saucers and rocky road. Would've liked to have seen more of a... Read full review
    • carb5273
      Disapointed
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 3rd September 2022
      Had visited a few years ago and was lovely - this time a high entrance fee for one small area of garden and overgrown grass elsewhere. Such a shame 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.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

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

    Catering

    • 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

    Events

    Saturday, 8th October 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022

    Saturday, 12th November 2022 - Saturday, 12th November 2022

    Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Saturday, 10th December 2022

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