Who are we ?

Mainly National Trust garden and woodland volunteers and staff. Friends of Standen Estate (FOSE) is a supporter group affiliated to the National Trust (Registered Charity No. 205846). Our inaugural meeting was held on 4th September 2006. We currently have 134 members.

What are our aims ?

To actively promote and prosper the work of the Standen Estate; provide and promote engagement, through physical and intellectual access; preserve, promote and develop traditional countryside and horticultural crafts; promote social activities to make volunteering more enjoyable.

How do we do it ?

By encouraging volunteering and by tapping sources of funds additional to those available to the National Trust to provide training, tools and materials for the volunteers.

Want to join ?

Membership of FOSE costs just £2 per year (any extra voluntary donations will be greatly appreciated) and runs from 1st March each year. If you volunteer with the National Trust at Standen and would like to join, please contact the Membership Secretary. You can download the membership form here and our Data Protection Policy can be found here.

Who’s Who on the Committtee


James Masters


Elaine Boot

Secretary & Newsletter

Pam Griffiths


Roy Page


Anne Scutt

Committee Members

Angela Hogman

Carolyn Hibbert

Dinu Coltofeanu

Jackie Apps

Nancy Watkins

Susan Hodgson

Website Content & Editing

Carolyn Hibbert

Website & Technical Support

Andrew Hibbert