The foremost question I asked myself after coming across the tag of £5 mn Leonardslee garden was what makes it demand such a hefty price? And the answer was ready with Robin Loder, who feels proud having spent 27 years in this Sussex countryside. The presence of trees here is only rare but the only known specimens across the globe. With no signs indicating to cautiously pass through the unique shrubs, Loder says the beautiful garden demands obvious behavior. Extensively known as one of the finest gardens in Europe, Leonardslee is an energetic pill for all the succeeding cohorts of Loders. The collection of Victorian cars amidst Sika deer, the giant carp makes this place splendidly eccentric.
Since the horticultural king Victorian baronet Sir Edmund Loder purchased it in 1889, and hardly any efforts were made to nurture it, thereby leading to its sale of the original 700 acres. Fortunately, this Grade I-listed plot has gone from vigor to strength. In the upcoming weeks, Leonardslee’s 225 acres of rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and numerous plants and trees will burst forth in a dizzying riot of shades. And now why it is up for sale? It is because Robin and his wife, Jane, have retired and their four grown-up kids have unwillingly determined that they don’t have the necessary ardor to take the place ahead.
Thomas Loder along with his twin sister Mary is firm on the thought that the new owner can do justice to its beauty.
The manor agent Savills has smacked a £5million price tag on an estate that needs a full-time gardening staff of seven. The garden comes with an integrated six-bedroom house, stable block, a flourishing restaurant and several cottages. Also, realizing the most of opportunity you can think eye the old Loder family mansion that is up for sale demanding £3.25 million. So, a total spill over of £8 million can offer you a possession you would take pride in.