Covid-19 UPDATE: 

PLEASE NOTE: the Nursery & Gardens are now CLOSED for the season.  We will reopen in March 2021 (exact date TBC).

“We thank each and every one of you for the support you have given us this year. Marchant’s has for now been spared the great difficulties of the Pandemic and our aim will be to follow Government Covid news this Winter with the expectation of opening as usual in mid–March 2021. A bountiful new crop of plants is being made for you as I write!”  Graham Gough

“So at Marchants, the nursery drifts almost imperceptibly into Gough's rich, dramatic sweeps of herbaceous planting: sanguisorbas, daylilies, masses of grasses, achilleas, dark agapanthus etc.”

Anna Pavord. The Independent Magazine.


Established by Graham Gough in 1998, Marchants is recognised as one of the UK’s leading small independent Nursery and Gardens.

When establishing the Gardens, the broad landscape of the Sussex Weald and South Downs provided Graham with rich source of inspiration. By selecting and experimenting with plants and plantings of a more expressive style, Graham has created a garden that melds almost seamlessly with the timeless beauty of the vista beyond.

Thoughts on the 2020 Nursery & Gardens: “As growers the demands of the Covid pandemic have been matched by the drought which has developed since late spring. The South East has been particularly ravaged by months of rainless days. Our own garden, south facing and tilted to the sun, has gained quite a sun tan in the form of stressed, cooked and crisped plants. In future our planting style will inevitably have to change but we will see that as a challenge and not a failure and we also hope you too will feel so inclined as our planet continues its seemingly irreversible and continued warming path.”  Graham Gough

PLEASE NOTE: Marchants Nursery & Gardens are now CLOSED for the season.  We will reopen in March 2021 (exact date TBC).

Photos below follow the Marchants garden from summer, into autumn colour and early frosts. Unlike drier soils our moisture retentive clay can sustain plants well through what is usually also the driest part of the year before the rains of Autumn arrive. Agapanthus prevail throughout the garden in their many blue hues and our herbaceous plants have been chosen for late colour and interest. The medley with their bedfellow grasses starts in August, from then a rich tapestry bustling with colour through September-October and culminating with the hoary winter mists and frost.

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