Only 13 miles from Springwood, Standon is Arts and Crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden.
This summer you can take a specialist tour to learn more about the architecture of the house designed by Phillip Webb who was a friend and collaborator of William Morris.
Wakehurst is a joint National Trust and Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew) property and houses the Millenium Seed Bank. I was there recently and the gardens were stunning.
One little niggle is that even as an NT member you have to pay for car parking.
Take the time to enjoy a walk in the stunning Surry countryside. Only 13 miles from Springwood. Denbies Hillside is designated an area of Special Scientific Interest for its rich variety of flora and fauna.
Chartwell was the beloved home of one of Britain’s greatest politicians, Sir Winston Churchill. The house has many treasures and provides an intimate portrait of the Churchill family.
An easy 21 miles drive from Springwood. Chartwell is one of the most popular National Trust properties so be sure to pre-book your tour of the house.
Sheffield Park and Garden
The garden is a horticultural work of art, formed through centuries of landscape design, with influences of ‘Capability’ Brown and Humphry Repton. Four lakes form the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades and wooded areas surrounding them. Each owner has left their impression, which can still be seen today in the layout of the lakes, the construction of Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk and the many different tree and shrub species from around the world.
This summer Sheffield Park is hosting a programme of outdoor cinema screenings as part of the Summer Nights Film Festival. Just 18 miles from Springwood.