Spring gardens in West Sussex

Throughout spring West Sussex has a range of gardens to explore on open days. Click on the links below to find out more.

1 Pest Cottage

This edge of woodland, architect’s studio garden of approx ¾ acre sits on a sloping sandy site. Designed to support wildlife and biodiversity, a series of outdoor living spaces connected with informal paths through lightly managed areas, creates a charming secret world tucked into the surrounding common land. Opens 26th and 28th May.

Stanley Farm

1 acre garden created over the last 15 yrs around an old West Sussex farmhouse (not open), sitting in the midst of its own fields and woods. The formal garden inc a kitchen garden with heated glasshouse, orchard, espaliered wall trained fruit, lawn with ha-ha and cutting garden. A motley assortment of animals inc sheep, donkeys, chickens, ducks and geese. Opens Sunday 20th April.

Terwick House

Wild woodland garden planted for spring interest some 40 yrs ago by plant collectors of rhododendron, azalea, camellia and acer, along winding steep paths to the south of the house. A collection of R. yakushimanum among many others; small pinetum and many specialist trees. Opens Sunday 28th May.

Warnham Park

The garden is situated in the middle of a 200 acre Deer Park, which has a very special herd of Red Deer husbanded by the Lucas Family for over 150 yrs. Borders with traditional planting and a kitchen garden that is prolific most of the yr. The rest of the garden comprises different spaces, inc a small white garden, a Moroccan courtyard and a walled garden. Opens Saturday 22nd April.

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