The date of the opening of the 200 acre estate at Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens is now confirmed as March 1st 2019.
In November the estate received planning permission from Horsham District Council. With the granting of permission planning started on the final phase of the essential building works that will enable the estate to re-open. These include a new entrance and access road in the estate, a large car park and new reception and ticket office.
March 1st 2019 is the date that the Leonardslee project team has evaluated as the best time to open and further delays or postponements from that date are not anticipated.
In the meantime, Leonardslee House will be open at certain times of the day. So you can visit for dinner at 'Restaurant Interlude' and you can also enjoy a classic 'Afternoon Tea' in the newly restored mansion and see the results of its considerable investment.
More information is available of the website: https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/news/
Photos: Barry Chaston