Highdown Gardens were created out of chalk by Sir Frederick and Lady Stern over fifty years ago. These stunning gardens in over eight acres of ground are well worth visiting in spring and early summer when you will see the wonderful colours of Snowdrops, Crocus, Anemones, Daffoldils, Paeonies, Bearded Iris and much more. The gardens also have a unique collection of rare plants and trees as well as a herb garden, Himalayan Musk Rose, a bamboo pond, a rose garden, a Greek Wind flower, a tree planted by Queen Mary and much more.
You could spend a few hours here relaxing in the beauty of the gardens which overlook the sea. Admission is free and the gardens are open all year round. It would be wise to check the website to for closing times as they change in winter and summer, but the gardens are open at 10am whatever the season.