Last updated: 21 January 2020
|Address and contact details|
|High Beeches Handcross Haywards Heath Sussex RH17 6HQ|
|Tel: 01444 400589|
|Fax: 01444 401543|
|Web site: www.highbeeches.com|
|Latitude: 51° 3' 49" N|
|Longitude: 0° 10' 56"|
|Background to the collection|
|Ownership:||High Beeches Gardens Conservation Trust (Reg Ch: 299134)|
|Manager:||Sarah Bray Gardener-in-chargeRussell Yates.|
|RecorderAnne Boscawen Voluntary:|
|Contact person:||Sarah Bray|
|Total Horticultural Staff:||2|
|Accessions:||When possible, wild collections with provenance. Increasing the species diversity and interest of the collection, with deference to requirement of English Heritage not to change the landscape.|
|Altitude:||145m to 99m|
|Total area:||30 acres|
|Weather records||No records kept|
|Plants:||2500 See website|
|Notable plants within the collection:|
|Fine collection of old trees|
|Geographical area(s) of specialisation:|
|N. America, W. China|
|Special genera within the collections:|
|Natural, acid Wildflower Meadows. SNCI. 50+ species. We do not introduce plants to the meadow.|
Nat: coll: Stewartia species.
Wilson Collection Plants. 4 under original numbers. Many more of interest.
|Record Keeping:||Some manual records from 1914. Computerised from 1995|
|Plant-collecting trips:||Not recently|
|Facilities on site|
|Library:||Yes, Not accessible to public|
|Publications:||Guide Book. Leaflets. Website.|
|Interpretation:||Labelling and leaflets. Trails. Guided Walks|
|Visitor facilities:||Gift shop, restaurant, café, plant shop|
|Access to the collections|
|Public opening hours:||Mon-Tues; Thurs-Fri (closed Wed): 13-00 to 16-30. |
Sat: 13-00 to 16-30.
Sun: 13-00 to 16-30.
|Guiding principles behind the collection|
|Maintaining the landscape essentially as declared 'Outstanding' by English Heritage. Increasing the diversity and interest of the plant collections. Making them available to for the interest and enjoyment of the public, if compatible with the other objectives|
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