Gardens to visit this month (See NGS Yellow Book for more details):
St Mary’s House Gardens, Bramber, West Sussex, BN44 3WE
5 acres including formal topiary, large prehistoric Ginkgo biloba, and magnificent Magnolia grandiflora around enchanting timber-framed Medieval house (not open). Victorian ‘Secret Gardens’ including splendid 140ft fruit wall with pineapple pits, Rural Museum, Terracotta Garden, Jubilee Rose Garden, King’s Garden.
Friday 24 June, Saturday 25 June (2 – 5.30pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Adur Lodge, The Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, BN43 5NJ
Walled garden with herbaceous bed, conifer bed, shrubs, vegetables and conservatory. Climbing and shrub roses.
Sunday 26 June (2 – 5pm). Admission £3.50, children free. Tea, coffee, soft drinks & cakes.
The Old Vicarage, The Street, Washington, Sussex, RH20 4AS
3½ acre garden set around 1832 Regency style house (not open). Front is formally laid out with topiary, a large lawn and mixed border. To the rear some mature trees dating back to C19, herbaceous border, new large pond and stunning uninterrupted 20m view to the North Downs. Stream and copse area with log cabin.
Sunday 12 June, (10.30am – 4.30pm). Admission £4.50, children free. Home-made teas. Gluten free cakes & biscuits available.
Ladywell, Courtmead Road, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex, RH17 5LP
Shrubs, trees and herbaceous planting, plus vegetable garden and winding paths entice you to explore this evolving ½ acre country garden. Grassy slopes sculpted in the 30s and a spring have been creatively used; further plans for a waterfall. Interest for much of the year in this s-facing garden on clay/sandstone.
Thursday 2 June (2 – 5.30pm). Admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas.