As Sir Roy has always said, a garden is an ever-evolving creation – like a painting that is never finished. From the bare field of forty plus years ago to what can be seen today – like the man himself – The Laskett Gardens never stand still for long. Recent additions to the gardens include two very fine, specially commissioned mosaics by Olicana Mosaics and the magnificent Belvedere from which the whole extent of the gardens can be viewed on high. Whether you have visited the gardens before or this is to be your first time, there is much to see and inspire.
There is no right or wrong way to go round the gardens, each visitor will have their own beautifully illustrated plan by Neil Gower to help them decide where to go and we also provide an incredibly easy to use (it really is, we promise!) audio guide. We suggest you allow about 1.5 to 2 hours for your visit.
Award Winning Audio Tour
The Laskett was one of the first gardens in the country to offer one and this enables everyone to enjoy exploring the gardens at their own pace dipping in and out as they go listening to the very personal story of the creation & evolution of the gardens as told by Sir Roy himself.
If you are planning a special occasion you might like to order a delicious picnic lunch to be enjoyed in the gardens. Neighbouring Llandinabo Kitchens can provide exquisite individual Sussex Trug picnics including locally sourced seasonal produce. We can provide our own delicious apple juice or you can bring your own fizz or wine to mark the occasion. Visitors are then free to enjoy their picnic anywhere they like within the gardens but please note there is limited cover if the weather is inclement!
The Laskett Gardens lend themselves to being the backdrop for a most memorable party. Whether it be for your group, society or club, for a charity fundraiser or just a private get together with friends and family to mark an anniversary or special occasion, we can provide somewhere quite unique with the Colonnade Court as a backdrop. To discuss in greater detail the various options available please contact us.
There is a pretty little gift shop at the entrance to the gardens where we sell a wide selection of Sir Roy’s signed books and a range of gifts that are exclusive to the Laskett including specially commissioned hand painted bone china mugs by Emily Jones, tin picnic plates, greeting and postcards, coasters & tea towels with designs by the artist Jonathan Myles-Lea. Also, locally made delicious jams and jellies and our own (also delicious!) apple juice. We have a good range of plants for sale which are all propagated and grown on here at the Laskett and accept cheques and credit cards.