Nursery & Gardens:  Closed for Winter

“We have now closed the Nursery and Gardens for the winter.  What a year it has been, and we thank you most sincerely for your sterling support.  We will update you on 2022 opening dates in the next few weeks”  Graham Gough

“…there is a display garden with beds and borders, sensitively planted, full of verve and panache.”

Roy Lancaster. The Garden.


We have now closed the Nursery and Gardens for the winter.  We will update you on 2022 opening dates in the next few weeks.

“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? 

This has been 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.

Many of you have asked the whereabouts of Lucy in the programme. Suffice to say Lucy’s creativity, support and involvement have been integral to the development of Marchants as one of the finest small nurseries in the UK.

Watching the series we began to learn the slant and take of the programme and its focus on individual owners and head gardeners. This approach brought a strength to the programme rarely seen and as artists ourselves we fully respect the artistic independence and integrity which guided the Channel 5 team.

An approach that has guided our own working lives.”

Graham & Lucy Gough

NB: our standard entry charge is £5.50 per person / children under 16 yrs free.  PLEASE NOTE: large group bookings for 2022 by arrangement ONLY, more info HERE. If you wish to book a Group Visit to the Gardens and Nursery, please Contact Us

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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