NURSERY: Open from Thursday 24 March (until Saturday 22 October)
GARDENS: Open from Thursday 26 May
Please note: Nursery & Gardens: Thursdays – Saturdays ONLY / 10am – 5pm
“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.
Marchants Gardens will be open from Thursday 26 May onwards / Thursdays – Saturdays ONLY / 10am – 5pm
NB: our standard entry charge is £5.50 per person / children under 16 yrs free.
“We have been bathing in the afterglow of our appearance in Channel 5’s series ‘Great British Gardens’ presented by Carol Klein. Did you see it? CLICK HERE to watch.
A great series beautifully directed by Jess Matthews and her talented team, with Carol professionally bringing out the best from her gardening protagonists through intimate conversation in their highly individual gardens around the country. Our thanks go to them all and to Channel 5 and also to the Marchants team for allowing us the time to film while continuing with important nursery duties.
Marchants Nursery and Garden are beginning a new and exciting chapter…
Having decided to take a well-deserved rest from the heavy lifting in the Marchants nursery and gardens, founders Graham Gough and Lucy Goffin have handed the day-to-day running of Marchants to Hannah, Jean and Henry, and their team of staff and volunteers
No significant changes at Marchants are planned. Renowned plantsman Graham, with Lucy, still own the site – and both will be lovingly overseeing and guiding this new era. Graham will continue to bring his expertise to group visits from Europe and the UK.
Founded over 23 years ago, Marchants has a fantastic horticultural reputation – it is renowned for quality, home-propagated plants, and is an artistic garden of craft and beauty. Hannah and the team aim to further enhance these aspects, using the nursery and gardens as a home of learning, skill-sharing and plant knowledge. The ‘magic of Marchants’ will go on.
Team Marchants! Hannah, Jean and Henry are the lynchpins of the new management team, ably supported by John, Beccy, Faith and our valued volunteers.
Nursery manager Hannah has been working at Marchants for over seven years. Hannah oversees plant care, from propagation bench to nursery bed. Having learnt her craft from renowned plantsman Graham Gough, Hannah has a passion for propagation and is always seeking out new and unusual plants for Marchants’ clients.
Head gardener Henry has worked at Marchants for more than two years. Henry brings with him an extensive knowledge of the garden environment, working at Marchants and Sarah Raven’s Perch Hill, and previously in the gardens at Parham House. He loves the elegant style of Marchants’ planting, developed by Graham Gough over the past twenty plus years, combining as it does grasses and perennials, trees and swathes of meadow planting.
Jean is a keen propagator and gardener, a long-standing customer and fan of Marchants who has been visiting the nursery and gardens for many years. Jean brings her passion and expertise to all aspects of the operation.
We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Marchants!
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.
Our photos below follow the Marchants garden through the Spring, Summer and Autumn seasons.
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