Discover the beautiful award-winning gardens and the forest with its giant swings, zip wires and Crusoe’s World. Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was filmed at Groombridge Place, find out more about this and our other literary connections.
Visitors wishing to visit our Restaurant and Café only to try our delicious cakes and coffee do not have to purchase admission to Groombridge Place.
Please note: The birds of prey displays do not take place in the winter months.
Groups and school visits can be accommodated all year round when booked in advance. For more information on opening times, visit our information page.
Groombridge Place is one of the Seven Wonders of the Weald.
The Gardens include a formal Knot and Oriental Garden, a Secret Garden, the white rose garden and the wonderfully named Drunken Garden, a favourite of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Children will enjoy playing on the giant chess set.
Children will have a day to remember playing in the forest. This magical world of mystery and intrigue includes pretty tree lined forest paths with water pools, giant tree swings, a raised board walk with zip wires and rope swings, wooden bridges, a maze and Crusoe’s World which has a recreated pirate ship from a major TV series.
See our beautiful peacocks which roam the gardens and look out for our famous Zedonk (half zebra, half donkey). The wild fallow deer can often be seen grazing in the meadows beneath the Enchanted Forest. The Canal Boat runs most days between the gardens and the forest.