Nursery: OPEN Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm
Gardens: OPEN Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm
“Thank you for the invaluable support you so generously gave us over 2020. We greatly looking forward to welcoming you again to our Nursery and Gardens – where a bountiful new crop of plants is being made for you as I write.” Graham Gough
“…there is a display garden with beds and borders, sensitively planted, full of verve and panache.”
Roy Lancaster. The Garden.
GARDEN: OPEN until Saturday 23 October. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm. Other times, strictly by appointment only.
GARDENS Entrance Charge: our standard entry charge is £5.50 per person / children under 16 yrs free. PLEASE NOTE: large groups by arrangement ONLY, more info HERE. If you wish to book a Group Visit to the Gardens and Nursery, please Contact Us
NEWS UPDATE: Having recently aired the first four episodes of the Great British Gardens TV series presented by Carol Klein, we hear from the producers that Channel 5 have, for the moment, sadly postponed the remaining four episodes, including the one on Marchants which was due to air on Monday 19th July. The Great British Gardens series is a guided tour, throughout the seasons, of eight of the most beautiful and important gardens in Britain. As soon as we hear when the Marchants episode has been rescheduled for transmission, we’ll let you know!
When establishing the Gardens, the broad landscape of the Sussex Weald and South Downs provided Graham with a 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 2021 Nursery & Gardens: “As growers the demands of the Covid pandemic were matched by the very dry conditions through 2020. The South East was ravaged by months of rainless days. Our own garden, south facing and tilted to the sun, gained quite a sun tan in the form of stressed, cooked and crisped plants. In future our planting style will inevitably have to change, something we see as a challenge, not a failure. We hope you also feel so inclined as our planet continues its seemingly irreversible and continued warming path.
After 21 years of development the Gardens have begun to show signs of maturity. Our trees in particular have gained a solidity which makes for a marvellous internal backdrop to the diverse range of plants we grow. However, it is the broad landscape of the Sussex Weald and range of South Downs 3 miles distant which has provided us with sustaining inspiration. Our plantings are expressive of a more contemporary naturalistic style – we have aimed to create a garden which melds with the timeless beauty of the remarkable vista beyond.” Graham Gough
Our photos below follow the Marchants garden through the Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons.
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