Tour of Standen House and Gardens in East Grinstead
Guided Tour | Standen House
Thursday 23 April 2015 - 10:00 until 12:30
This late-Victorian family home will be closed to the public while the group enjoy a guided tour of both the house and gardens that will demonstrate what makes Standen an Arts and Crafts Movement spectacular, as well as weaving in the story of the Beale Family.
James and Margaret Beale chose an idyllic location, with views across the Sussex countryside, for their rural retreat. Designed by Philip Webb, the house is one of the finest examples of Arts and Crafts workmanship, with Morris & Co. Interiors creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The house is dressed for a weekend stay in 1925.
William Morris and Philip Webb co-founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
The tour of the house will last for 1 hour, followed by coffee/tea and biscuits. The tour of the hillside garden (12 acres) will commence at 11:30am where the group will enjoy breath-taking views over the High Weald and Weir Wood Reservoir. Depending on the weather there may also be a stunning display of tulips.
After the garden tour there will be an opportunity to return to the house and wander through the rooms at your own pace. The shop will be open to buy those essential gifts and souvenirs! Lunch can be taken at the licenced cafe in the 18th century barn (at own expense).
Further details can be found at www.artfundsussexevents.org.uk
This event has been organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.