Nursery: from Thursday 25 March 2021. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm
Gardens: from Thursday 6 May 2021. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm
“Thank you for the invaluable support you generously gave us over 2020, and 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.
GARDENS Opening Times: Thursday 6 May until Saturday 23 October. Thursday to Saturday inclusive 10am – 5.30pm. Other times, strictly by appointment only. As a small team we like to enjoy lunch 1pm – 2pm, so would be grateful if you could avoid visiting between those hours.
PLEASE NOTE: the Nursery is open earlier than the Gardens, from 25 March.
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 2021: Carol Klein will present Channel 5’s series of eight ‘Great British Gardens’. We are lucky to be one of them. Each programme, an hour long, reveals each garden through the four seasons. We look forward sharing the viewing date with you as soon as we hear.
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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