Given to the National Trust in 1957 by the Lascelles family fro 1972 Woodbeding has been leased to Simon Sainsbury, who restored the 17th century house and created and developed the extensive gardesn with Stewart Grimshaw. Lanning Roper and Isabel and Julian Bannerman have had a marked influence on the garden’s design which is full of interest and variety. There is a strong feeling of cottage garden but the sophistication of a grand house with stunning planting and flair. As you can see below we have classic and modern and also, quite mad! Beautiful herbaceous borders, soft pretty planting, wild rustic walks, waterfalls, rills but over all a delight.
Caroline Garland, garden designer’s visit to Woolbeding, West Sussex
by caroline / Saturday, 27 July 2013 / Published in Gardens Visited