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Craft Centre:Forest Garden Shovelstrode

Country Park

Forest Garden

Forest Garden


Shovelstrode Lane,
Ashurst Wood,
East Grinstead,
West Sussex,
RH19 3PH


Forest Garden Shovelstrode is an inspirational place for people to learn about the principles of Forest Gardening and woodland crafts.

The project involves the creation of a Forest Garden on the 0.7acre site of a vacant paddock where we will harvest a range of healthy food. We have restored and managed the adjacent existing ancient woodland of 3.7acres. A wildlife pond has been created to further increase the local biodiversity.

Forest Garden Shovelstrode project is the brainchild of Lisa Aitken, a keen horticulturalist and Charles Hooper an experienced Landscape Designer who both share a passion for Forest Gardens, and sustainable living.

Charles Hooper appeared last year in the TV series Mastercrafts where he honed his woodland crafting skills learning to work with greenwood.

We have many workshops on various subjects. Please visit our website for details.

Visit our shop selling:

Honeys, jams & chutneys
Antiques, tools & textiles
Crafts, decorations & Xmas wreaths
Beeswax candles, polish & beauty products
Silver jewellery
Crystal essences and much more.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site cateringAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Mobility Accessibility Facilities


See location of Forest Garden Shovelstrode on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 425384  Lat: 51.12716 Long: 0.03503

Parking: free


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls