Highdown Gardens

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These beautiful chalk gardens are home to The National Plant Collection of the Plant Introductions of Sir Fredrick Stern – a unique collection of plants and trees, with many unusual plants to be discovered all year round.

One of Worthings true hidden gems. Highdown Gardens are home to The National Plant Collection of Sir Fredrick Stern – a unique collection of plants and trees from around the world.

These stunningly beautiful chalk gardens on Downland countryside, overlook the sea and are a tranquil haven for all to enjoy.

The chalk pit gardens which date from 1909, were created following Sterns expeditions to, amongst other places, China and the Himalayan regions and include many species of  rare and beautiful plants.

Free admission, parking, and toilets. Due to the natural nature of the gardens, visitors use some chip bark pathways and are free to wander across the greens. People with mobility queries should contact the gardens before arriving to check on ground conditions and get advice on suitability. No dogs, except service dogs. Coaches by appointment only.

Contact

Highdown Rise
Goring by Sea
Worthing
BN12 6FB

Opening hours

April – Sept: Mon to Sun, 10am – 6pm
Oct & Nov: Mon to Fri, 10am – 4.30pm
Dec & Jan: Mon to Fri, 10am – 4pm
Feb & March: Mon to Fri, 10am – 4.30pm

Facilities

Free entry