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.


A nursery, garden, cafe and shop all set in a stunning location in the High Weald.

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.The nursery has a specific interest in woodland plants and native species.

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Guide Prices

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

Note: Prices are a guide only. For further information please visit the website.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Gillian H
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 31st March 2023
      This is the most artistic garden centre you could ever imagine. Not so much your idea of the usual deadly place read SOUL. We all know Harry the owner, and admire the hard work he has put in to make... Read full review
    • angelafarrance
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely place
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th April 2023
      Haven’t visited here since before covid, and it was just as beautiful, the gardens were a delight, it was peaceful and very quiet, we didn’t use the cafe but it’s in a lovely setting, only £5 today... Read full review
    • Nick H
      Trip Type:
      A wonderful find in the heart of East Sussex
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th June 2023
      A wonderful stop for a cream tea (or coffee) Lovely food, competitive prices and stunning gardens to explore. A big thank you to Harry and his staff for always making our visits special. 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

    April - October (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
    November - December (1 Nov 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

    * Please check website for Christmas and other opening times. Closed January until mid February each year.

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