Charleston House and Garden

Charleston Garden, Lewes

Charleston was the home of the Bloomsbury group and its walled garden is quintessentially a painters’ garden

Charleston near Lewes was the home of the Bloomsbury group that included Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, John Maynard Keynes, Virginia Woolf and EM Forster.
Its walled garden is quintessentially a painters' garden, mixing Mediterranean influences with cottage garden planting. Part of the garden's sense of luxuriance and surprise comes from the variety of sculpture it contains. Classical forms sit side by side with life size works by Quentin Bell, mosaic pavements and tile-edged pools.

This is a great place to visit.

2022 - Charleston Opening Times including Festival - click here 

 Tearoom, shop, 2 wheelchairs available.

We hold events and workshops throughout the year, including free art activities for children (first Sunday of every month) – please check our website for details.


  • Telephone: 01323 811626
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Street: Charleston, Firle
  • Postcode: BN8 6LL
  • City: Lewes
  • County: East Sussex
  • Country: United Kingdom


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