Catch up with all of Muddy's handpicked local attractions that have flung their (outdoor, socially distanced) doors back open. Hurrah!
Leonardslee Gardens near Horsham is open, visitors are encouraged to join or buy tickets online to keep social contact to a minimum. Takeaway snacks and drink are available within the gardens.
Borde Hill Garden is open daily but tickets must be pre-booked, to limit numbers and ensure social distancing. The Gardener’s Retreat cafe is open and offering a takeaway service.
Denmans Garden is open Thursday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Visitors must make a reservation by phone or email (01243 278950 or email@example.com). The Plant Centre is also open with unusual plants available to buy. The Tea Rooms remain closed for now.
National Trust properties are starting to re-open, with bookings being taken in advance and new bookings being released on Fridays. Bateman’s, Bodiam Castle and Nymans are all among those reopening gardens and open spaces although the latter is fully booked for now. All houses remain closed.
The grounds and gardens of Herstmonceaux Castle will re-open in stages, starting to season ticket holders only from Tues 16 June, on Tuesdays to Fridays. From 4 July they will re-open daily to all, subject to booking conditions.