Events and courses


NGS Open Garden Days

This year our gardens will be open on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June 10:00 – 16:00

The naturalistic gardens designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, created on a C19 site, situated within a 2000 acre estate managed organically to enhance its wildlife, cultural heritage and beauty. The gardens invite the wider landscape in with native woodland trees and ground cover, meadows and hedgerows, framing views to hills and lake. We strive to garden with a greater respect for the natural world.

Adults: £6

Children: free

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, homemade cakes and sausage rolls

We are holding some talks throughout the day:

11am – 12pm: Q&A with the Head Gardener. Drop in to the Long room at any point in the hour to ask your questions

11.30am – 12pm: Renewable energy tour. Meet in the Estate Yard for a 30 minute tour

12pm – 1pm: Q&A with the ecologists. Drop in to the Long room at any point in the hour to ask your questions

1pm – 1.40pm: Wadhurst Park beyond the garden. A presentation about our landscape revival project.

2pm-3pm: Q&A with the Head Gardener. Drop in to the Long room at any point in the hour to ask your questions.

2.30pm-3pm: Renewable energy tour. Meet in the Estate Yard for a 30 minute tour

3pm – 4pm: Q&A with the ecologists. Drop in to the Long room at any point in the hour to ask your questions.

Find out more here…


Sussex Wildlife Trust Training and Walks 2024

Join us at Wadhurst Park for guided walks and training courses run by Sussex Wildlife Trust.

The walks and identification courses will be run by Sussex Wildlife Trust Communities & Wildlife Officer, James Duncan.

For more information regarding Sussex Wildlife Trust walks and courses click here…


Scything Training Course

Practical scything for managing wildflower meadows – Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th July 2024.

This one day practical course run by Chris Riley introduces the participant to the basic techniques of using a scythe safely and efficiently to help manage small areas of wildflower grassland.

For more information click here…


Deer Stalking Level 1 course

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will hold their level one deer stalking course at Wadhurst Park on:

For more information click here…