The Glory of the Garden

Bateman's, Bateman's Lane, Burwash, East Sussex, TN19 7DS
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Rudyard Kipling's poem The Glory of the Garden inspires summer events at his beloved home of Bateman's, near Burwash. Enjoy nature and Kipling's work side-by-side by following a poetry trail and listening to storytelling and poetry readings in the garden.

Inside the 17th-century house, there's garden-themed highlights from the collection to see. Picture Kipling the writer and his process at Bateman's with films in the Kitchen that bring the poem to life. For the green-fingered visitor, there's opportunities to explore the gardens in pop-up talks with the Bateman's gardening team. From lawn games to outdoor theatre, poetry and watercolour workshops to a summer holiday family trail around the garden, there's something for everyone this summer at Bateman's. Normal admission to Bateman's applies, and there is an additional cost for some activities.

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The old mill, Bateman's, East Sussex. ©National Trust Images Andrew ButlerBateman's, RotherThis 17th century Sussex Ironmaster's house, built in a Wealden valley, was the home of writer Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936.

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