A small village with many Victorian buildings, Handcross is blessed with not one, but two of the best English gardens. The first is Nymans, a National Trust garden arranged around the shell of an old manor house. At the heart of Nymans is a Victorian walled garden created by noted designers Gertrude Jekyll and William Robinson.
A short distance away is High beeches Garden, a privately owned garden composed of 20 acres of woodland and water gardens, with rare plants as well as traditional wildflower meadows.