The Bluebell Walk is closed until spring 2022 but
Beatons Wood and Bates Green Garden are open every Wednesday until the end of October
24 acre Beatons Wood can be visited, for a small charge, when visiting Bates Green Garden, a tranquil 1.5 acre plantswoman’s garden.
For details and to book please visit our garden page
Important changes for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions will be highlighted throughout the website
Planning to visit? This year you must book and pay online before arrival as we have to restrict visitor numbers due to Covid Regulations.
Since 1972 seventy-six local charities have raised £1,191,798 helping to make the Bluebell Walk possible. Find out which Charities are involved this year.
The accessibility page aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our visitors.
The Bluebell Walk
Since 1972 the Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail based at Bates Green Farm has developed into seven interesting walks over three working farms.
This year however, we can only open Beatons Wood to visitors.
A circular walk of 1100 metres or 2/3 a mile in Beatons Wood has been made suitable for wheelchair users. This is where you see white anemones followed by the vistas of bluebells, established over centuries. On this walk there are seats for you to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this oak and hornbeam ancient wood. Along the walks there are signs illustrating the flora and fauna of the countryside for your information.
Again a 3 mile walk from the bus stop at Wilmington.
Train to Polegate Station and taxis are available, their telephone 01323 484444.
Bus journey to Hailsham and taxis are available, their telephone 01323 844464.