Cultivating Extravagance in Southern England
Discover Sussex, a county of culture, architecture and horticulture – Where the world seed-bank meets architectural Xanadu. We invite you to revel in the architectural and horticultural extravaganzas of Sussex. The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, is undoubtedly the most exotic where the styles of India and China meet in a colourful collaboration, but a cornucopia of […]
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Discover Sussex, a county of culture, architecture and horticulture

Where the world seed-bank meets architectural Xanadu

We invite you to revel in the architectural and horticultural extravaganzas of Sussex. The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, is undoubtedly the most exotic where the styles of India and China meet in a colourful collaboration, but a cornucopia of delights to feast both the eyes and appetite will be enjoyed at West Dean, Gravetye Manor and Parham House.

We will focus on the needs of global conservation at the Millenium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place, and enjoy the Arts and crafts mantra of beauty and utility consummately expressed at Standen House.

We will enjoy Edwardian exuberance in the gardens at West Dean, whilst the interior is testament to Edward James’ patronage of the surrealists, a world of kaleidoscopic colours bursts on to the scene from the leaves and flowers of trees and shrubs at Sheffield Park.

Quiet confidence is exuded by the Elizabethan Parham Hall, whilst the symmetry of English baroque on the west façade at Petworth provides the perfect theatre for its Brownian landscape.


Key Features

  • Discover an awe-inspiring collection of ships and museums at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and visit the most complete dockyard of sail at Chatham.
  • Stand at the centre of time at Greenwich.
  • Marvel at Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose, lost with all hands in 1545, recovered from the seabed in 1982.
  • Walk the decks of Nelson’s Victory and see the coat he wore when fatally wounded at the battle of Trafalgar.
  • Discover stories hidden beneath the streets of London, exploring the War War II bunker where Churchill led Britain to victory.


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