When establishing the Gardens 25 years ago, the broad landscape of the Sussex Weald and South Downs provided Graham Gough with a rich source of inspiration. By selecting and experimenting with plants and plantings of a more expressive style, a garden was created that melds almost seamlessly with the timeless beauty of the vista beyond.

Marchants Hardy Plants is now closed for the Winter.  We look forward to seeing you again mid-March 2024 (exact date TBC).  

Marchants NEWS:

10 March: Plant-led Spring Propagation workshop with Marchant’s own propagation expert, Hannah Fox. West Dean College & Gardens (nr Chichester).  Presentation on propagation throughout the year at Marchants Garden & Nursery, followed by a stroll round West Dean Gardens, looking closely for signs of plants that are ready to propagate.  Then the fun begins! This will be a hands-on experience looking at how to divide a plant, take different kinds of cuttings and how to sow seed. We will look at the different array of tools and methods that can be used. Any plants you make are yours to take home at the end of the day!

14 April: if you’re in London visit the Spring Plant Fair at the Garden Museum. From shade specialists to plants for pollinators, meet the growers and pick their brains on what will flourish in your garden, balcony or allotment.  Marchants Hardy Plants will be there, alongside the Great Dixter Nursery, Beth Chatto Plants, and others, selling a great range of hardy perennials and grasses.

Visiting the Gardens

From spring, through summer and into the autumn the gardens at Marchants offer an inspiring medley of colour and exciting plant combinations.

Standard entry charge is £5 per person / children under 16 yrs free.


Large Group Visits

By prior arrangement ONLY, visits from Horticultural Societies, private parties, Garden Clubs and other garden enthusiasts are warmly welcomed.



“Visitors to this small nursery will come away, not only with a boot full of grasses but, as Gough practises what he preaches in his magnificent borders, buckets of information on how to plant them.”

Rae Spence Jones, Telegraph Gardening

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