Lower Beeding lies, not in a low area, as you might expect from the name, but on a hilltop, while the neighbouring village of Upper Beeding lies in a low area. This oddity is explained because the 'upper' in this case refers to the importance of the village, not its location. There are 3 pubs, two churches, a village shop, and a number of historic, listed buildings.
Just outside Lower Beeding lies Leonardslee Gardens, a 240 acre valley garden known for its spring displays of camelias and magnolias. And only 3 miles away is another of Britain's best gardens, Nyman's, where you will find glorious rose gardens.