Our Story

Explore the history of a chalk pit transformed, by Sir Frederick and Lady Sybil Stern, into a National Plant Collection.

Your Visit

Walk in the footsteps of aristocrats, gardeners, jockeys, plant hunters, politicians and even the Royal Family, from 1909 to 1967.

Get directions to this stunning location on Highdown Hill, in the South Downs National Park, on the south coast of England, UK.

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Your Visit

Walk in the footsteps of aristocrats, gardeners, jockeys, plant hunters, politicians and even the Royal Family, from 1909 to 1967.

Get directions to this stunning location on Highdown Hill, in the South Downs National Park, on the south coast of England, UK.

Find Us

Plant of the Month: January

Eranthis hyemalis

Winter aconite

See seasonal plant highlights

Plant of the Month: January

Our Future

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Highdown Gardens can welcome new and former visitors to its Visitor Centre, Glasshouse and Sensory Garden. The funds continue to support heritage and horticultural research as well as programmes of conservation and education.