Glorious Gardens has created beautiful garden designs in the Horsham area.
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens are located in Horsham, in 2019, they opened their doors after a closure of 10 years. The magnificent Grade I listed garden was nearly lost forever and has been the subject of the largest garden restoration in England and possibly Europe. There are numerous walks to explore throughout the 240-acres of, parkland, lawns and forest areas, with an abundance of fascinating fauna as well as flora. You can see a rare colony of wallabies introduced in 1889, as well as several species of deer. The gardens are famed for outstanding displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Magnolias, Bluebells and the beautiful ornamental rock garden. The estate known today was once part of St Leonards Forest which was thought to be part of the ancient forests of the High Weald. In the Middle Ages and by luck, the soil was too acidic (one of the reasons why rhododendrons, azaleas & camellias thrive in the gardens) for agriculture and thus remaind as a natural woodland with wild animals & deer for the chase. The estate is home to an extraordinary range of wildlife including foxes, rabbits, grey squirrels, badgers, weasels, stoats, shrews, voles, and our now famous wallabies. Green woodpeckers are often spotted, while herons enjoy the shallow lakeside water where carp feed on the surface. Birds regularly sighted include the kingfisher, wild mandarin ducks, nuthatches, and treecreepers. Leonardslee has an extensive deer park which is home to over 100 free-roaming deer; with varieties: Sika and Fallow. Glorious Gardens have an indepth knowledge about the historic surrounding land and incorporate this into their garden designs.
Horesham in Bloom is an independent, not-for-profit charity organisation that works closely with Horsham District Council. It is a very small group which works with groups of volunteers across the town on floral displays as well as environmental and horticultural projects. It was founded by the man that invented the hanging basket. The Horsham in Bloom committee were the driving force behind two of the town’s most popular attractions, the dragon’s maze in Horsham Park, and the colourful and educational Human Nature Garden, which opened in the park a year ago. Glorious Gardens knows many clients have a keen interest in the horticultural world so they always make sure to work closely with them alongside their garden designs.
The Garden of Remembrance is a peaceful space close to St Mary’s Church and the river in Horsham town centre. The area has been an important public green space in the centre of Horsham for nearly 100 years. The garden is open at all times. The garden was founded by local lady Nellie Laughton, in memory of all those who died in World War I. Glorious Gardens uses surrounding gardens as inspiration for their garden designs.