Covid-19 UPDATE: 

PLEASE NOTE: the Nursery & Gardens are currently CLOSED for the winter.  We hope to reopen in March 2021 (exact date TBC).

“Thank you for the invaluable support you have given us over the past months. We look forward to opening as usual in mid–March. A bountiful new crop of plants is being made for you as I write.  In the meantime, a window of opportunity beckons – find out about our early February Specialist Snowdrop Sale!”  

Graham Gough

“The different textures, tints and tones gives this garden a real depth and quality that changes constantly.”

Andy Sturgeon. The Guardian Weekend.


Established by Graham Gough in 1998, Marchants is recognised as one of the UK’s leading small independent Nursery and Gardens.

When establishing the Gardens, the broad landscape of the Sussex Weald and South Downs provided Graham with 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.

PLEASE NOTE: We hope to reopen Marchants Nursery & Gardens in March 2021 (exact dates TBC).  Meanwhile we will be ‘open’ for our annual and very popular Snowdrop Sale during February only.  This will be under strict Collect or Mail Order guidelines detailed here – Specialist Snowdrop Sale

Thoughts on the 2021 Nursery & Gardens: “As growers the demands of the Covid pandemic have been matched by the drought which has developed since late spring. The South East has been particularly ravaged by months of rainless days. Our own garden, south facing and tilted to the sun, has gained quite a sun tan in the form of stressed, cooked and crisped plants. In future our planting style will inevitably have to change but we will see that as a challenge and not a failure and we also hope you too will feel so inclined as our planet continues its seemingly irreversible and continued warming path.”  Graham Gough

Photos below follow the Marchants garden from the early winter frosts into the spring, summer and autumn.

Early spring: Our heavy soil is unfortunately too wet to make garden visits in winter possible. Ironically the fine collection of Snowdrops we have built up and which kick starts the gardening year through January/February is rarely seen. Our small spring garden is home to a colourful tapestry of Hellebores, Snowflakes, Wood Anemones, Ferns, Lungworts and Snowdrops.

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