Did you know that former head gardener Chris Beardsley served a total of 37 years at Highdown Gardens?
He arrived in 1976 during the Great Drought and helped rebuild Highdown after the Great Storm of 1987!
Join us all this week as we celebrate these nationally important gardens, ahead of two special 50th anniversary landmarks.
July 10 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Frederick Stern the creator of the gardens.
And in February 2018, the 50th anniversary of the gardens being handed to the people of the town by Sir Frederick’s widow Lady Sybil. The Borough Council has cared for the gardens ever since.
📸 Elmer Goble