Mayfield gardens, East Sussex: a chocolate box village

From colour-themed borders to courtyard gardens, classic cottage planting and wildlife meadows, the gardens in Mayfield all vary in size and style. Situated just a short walk from the beautiful Wealden village, the gardens showcase the charm and history of this chocolate-box setting.


A closer look…

Hoopers Farm

With far-reaching, panoramic views over the beautiful High Weald, Hoopers Farm is a south-facing garden with rich mixed herbaceous planting. Andrew and Sarah Ratcliffe’s garden is a treat for the senses. The unmissable rose arbour is a spectacular centrepiece, whilst the secret garden provides a quiet area to reflect on the beauty of this East Sussex garden gem.


With roses and lavender filling the air with their heady scents, Oakcroft is a small cottage garden filled with the promise of the summer months to come. With a parterre of perennials and vegetables, the Garden Owners, Nick and Jennifer Smith have showcased what can be achieved in a small village setting.

The Oast

With lovely views across the Sussex countryside, The Oast is a one-acre garden on a gentle slope. Over the years, Garden Owners, Mike and Tessa Crowe have established a garden full of varied and interesting plants, as well as a half-acre wildflower meadow.

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