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A 1 acre garden put together by the owners to incorporate the ornamental and the edible. Offers riot of colour and scent over many months, especially early summer with large and rampant mixed borders, small orchard, wildflower meadow, fruit cage, vegetable garden, wildlife pond and bog garden. Pretty Victorian style greenhouse. Lots of spots to sit. Opens for By Arrangement visits for groups of 6+.
C18 walled garden with cut flowers, vegetables, salads and fruit. Separate orchard and rose garden. Herbaceous borders, a hot border and extensive lawns. A hazel walk is being developed and a short woodland walk. An old ditch has been made into a flowing stream with gunnera, ferns, tree ferns, hostas and a few flowers going into a pond. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 16th May to 12th August for groups of 10+.
A lush setting of huge bananas jostling alongside gunnera and arid beds of agave, yucca and cacti. A diverse tropical look garden with a wildlife pond and stream inc bog beds of carnivorous plants. Palms, tree ferns, tetrapanax and many unusual plants and quirky touches all set in an acre of woodland. Opens for By Arrangement visits in August for groups of 15+.
A 4 acre garden started 24 yrs ago; stunning views, remarkable brick and stone follies, colourful mixed beds with alstroemeria and roses. Pine rockery surrounds pond. Topiary garden, pinetum, and a rhododendron and azalea walk leads to a planted parterre. Fruit and vegetables in cages. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to 15th September for groups of up to 25.
The garden has several different areas inc a Zen garden, water garden, walled vegetable garden with two large greenhouses, herb garden, herbaceous borders and a woodland walk. The garden makes clever use of grasses and is set amongst woodland with stunning countryside views. Winner of the Society of Garden Designers award. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 3rd May to 27th September for groups of between 12 and 35.
A big garden, under constant development with wonderful views down the Brede Valley. The garden features a wide variety of trees, a good number of flower beds, a natural pond much loved by wildlife, with a waterfall and viewing bridge. At the beginning of last year, the owners added a large waterfall with associated woodland planting to the front of the property. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 26 April and 27 April for groups of up to 12.
Lovely rural setting for 1 acre garden surrounding C16 farmhouse with views of South Downs. Pretty in spring with daffodils, hellebores and primroses. Come and see our meadow in June and perhaps spot an orchid or two. Quite a fun quirky garden with surprises round every corner inc a rainbow border, small pond, Cornish inspired beach corners, a poison garden and secret jungle garden. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 29th March to October.
A 3 acre country garden with a lovely view across fields and hills to the South Downs. Created from scratch over the last 10 yrs with all design, planting and maintenance by the owner. Lavender lined carriage driveway, naturalistic border, vegetable garden, shady garden, 30 metre white border and dahlia garden. Part-walled garden and summerhouse. Opens for By Arrangement visits from July to August for groups of between 8 and 25.
Tranquil large cottage garden with shrubs, flowers, vegetables, attractive terrace and lots of pots. Down from terrace to three levels of lawns, flint walls, flower beds, raised vegetable beds and a woodland area, all connected by hidden twisty paths around three shady ponds leading to a surprise Tai Chi Temple. Shady and sunny seating to relax in and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Opens for By Arrangement visits for groups of between 6 and 20.
Cupani is a tranquil haven with a delightful mix of trees, shrubs and perennial border. Courtyard garden, gazebo, summerhouse, water features, sweet pea obelisks and a huge range of plants. See TripAdvisor reviews. The garden has undergone major renovations in 2023/2024 and now inc a gravel garden, some more tropical planting and the old cutting garden has been replaced with planted troughs. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 20th May to 4th August for groups of between 6 and 20.
This beautiful and tranquil 1 acre garden was described by Sussex Life as a ‘garden where plants star’. Created by the owners over the past 20 yrs, it is planted for interest throughout the yr. Spring bulbs are followed by azaleas, rhododendrons, roses and herbaceous perennials. The garden also has ponds, vegetable and fruit gardens. Opens for By Arrangement visits from March to September for groups of 5+.
Monty Don introduced Driftwood on BBC Gardeners’ World in 2016 saying “a small garden by the sea, full of character with inspired planting and design”. Sunday Telegraph said, “Geoff’s enthusiasm is catching, he and his amazing garden deserve every visitor that makes their way up his enchanting garden path”. Opens for By Arrangement visits for June and July for groups of up to 30.
Gardens Illustrated said ‘The 18th century house is at the highest point in the garden with views down the slope over abundant borders and velvety lawns that are punctuated by clusters of specimen trees and shrubs. Beyond and below are the wildflower meadows and the ponds with a backdrop of the gloriously unspoilt Wealden landscape’. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 15th May to 15th September for groups of 10+.
One of Brighton’s secret gardens. We aim to provide year-round interest with trees, shrubs, herbaceous borders and annuals, fruit and vegetables, two glasshouses, a pond and rockery. A friendly garden, always changing with a touch of magic to delight visitors, above all it is a slice of the country in the midst of a bustling city. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 15th March to 26th October for groups of between 10 and 30.
An acre of English garden providing views and cameos of plants and trees round every corner with many different areas giving constant interest. A fish pond and a wildlife pond beside a grassy area with many shrubs and flower beds. Among the trees and winding paths there is a cottage garden which is a profusion of colour and peace. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 10th May to 13th September.
A new 7 acre garden on sloping hillside. Four large ponds, a stream, waterfalls, terraced beds, interesting planting, some tropical, large rhododendrons, wildlife; alpacas, pigs, chickens, ducks, fish. The garden has a great variety of trees, two greenhouses, shepherds hut, summerhouse, paths, kitchen garden, many decks and wildflower terracing to the rear. Very peaceful setting with great views. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to September for groups of 10+.
A new front and rear garden created over the last 5 yrs on shingle/beach reclaimed land. Mediterranean, cottage style garden with wildlife, ecology and sustainability at its heart. It is packed with trees, shrubs, perennial plants and a few exotics. There are winding paths, a gazebo and a potter’s studio at the rear. Note that this is a very small garden, but the pottery studio is also open. Opens for By Arrangement visits from May to September.
Legsheath was first mentioned in Duchy of Lancaster records in 1545. It was associated with the role of Master of the Ashdown Forest. Set high in the Weald with far-reaching views of East Grinstead and Weirwood Reservoir. The garden covers 11 acres with a spring fed stream feeding ponds. There is a magnificent davidia, rare shrubs, embothrium and many different varieties of meconopsis and abutilons. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 27th April to 29th September for groups of between 12 and 60.
‘A garden with everything’, ‘lots of unusual plants’, ‘stunning herbaceous borders’, are comments of NGS and overseas garden tour visitors. 2 acres of Gertrude Jekyll style garden with herbaceous borders, wildflower orchard, swathes of spotted orchids, pond, roses, chickens, soft fruit, vegetables, herb garden, vine house, greenhouses, croquet lawn and shrubberies. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 18th May to 29th September for groups of between 10 and 30.
Rural 5 acre garden with stunning views to South Downs. Garden divided into separate rooms; box parterre and borders with glass sculpture, herbaceous and shrub borders, mixed border for seasonal colour and kitchen garden. Orchard with newly planted wild flowers leading to partitioned areas with grass walks, snail mound, birch maze and willow tunnel. Wildlife farm pond with planted surround. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to September for groups of between 10 and 40.
A 2½ acre north facing, 12 yr old garden with long maturing view sloping down to pond and beyond with lilies, irises and sanguisorba, dragonflies and other wildlife. Long border with ornamental trees, herbaceous plants inc eucryphia, cornus, acer, liquidambar, peonies, daylily, phlox, hollyhock, brunnera, geum and potentillas, and climbing and shrub roses. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 15th April to 20th October.
A hidden oasis behind an ancient flint wall. Informal and tranquil, ½ acre chalk garden with sunny and shaded places to sit. Use of architectural and unusual trees. Rhododendrons, azaleas and acers in raised beds. Garden evolved over 20 yrs, maintained by owners. Georgian house (not open), former home of Mabel Lucie Attwell. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to May.
Mature 1½ acre plantaholic’s garden with a large variety of trees and shrubs, perennials and bulbs, many unusual. Gardened organically. Mainly colour themed beds, planted informally. Small woodland, meadow and deep pond to encourage wildlife. Kitchen garden with raised beds. Hardy Plant Society member. Opens for By Arrangement visits from April to June for groups of 5+.
Hardy Plant Society members’ garden with wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and pots arranged into a complex garden display for year-round colour and interest. Raised vegetable beds, wildlife pond, water features, orchard, rose arbour, soft fruit cage and living gazebo. House roof runoff diverted to storage and pond. Small area of wild wood. An emphasis on planting for insects. Opens for By Arrangement visits from March to 20th October for groups of 5+.
A stunning 3 acre garden with a growing international reputation for the quality of its design, planting and gardening. Set round a C17 Sussex farmhouse (not open), the garden has over 400 roses, herbaceous borders, herb garden, white garden, topiary inspired by the sculptures of Henry Moore, an 800 yr old oak, potager, and a unique ruined Priory Church and Cloisters in hornbeam. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 3rd June to 5th July.
Garden designer Kristina Clode has created her wildlife friendly garden at 4 Waterworks Cottages over the last 14 yrs. Delightful wildflower meadow, pond, wisteria covered pergola and mixed borders packed full of unusual specimens with year-round interest and colour. Terraced flower beds, woodland plants, plus a vegetable and fruit garden. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 3rd June to 11th October for groups of between 10 and 30.
Family garden originally planted nearly 75 yrs ago which continues to evolve. Current gardeners, mother and daughter, are the 2nd/3rd generation. A plantsman’s garden focusing on spring and early summer interest; herbaceous and shrub borders, pond, wildflower meadow, gravel beds and alpine troughs, secret garden, summerhouse and as many trees as can be accommodated into ⅓ acre. Opens for By Arrangement visits from 2nd April to June for groups of up to 50.
6 acre garden in Ashdown Forest, AONB, much of it mixed woodland. Perimeter walk all around property. Delightful and tranquil setting with plenty of space to roam, and various aspects of interest providing sensory and a relaxing visit. Ideal for forest bathing! Lovely stonework, specimen trees, three ponds, herbaceous borders, exotic bed, greenhouse and always something new on the go! Opens for By Arrangement visits from 18th May to 20th September for groups of 10+.
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