Open Gardens (see NGS Yellow Book for more details)

Ham Cottage
8 acre garden created from agricultural land during the last 20 yrs by the present owners. The garden is now well established with yr-round colour bursting from the many borders, large bog garden and winter garden. A gentle stream flows down over waterfalls into a bluebell carpeted wood. Above the arboretum there is an amphitheatre within an old sandstone quarry.

Open: Sunday 6 August (2 – 5pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.

Durrance Manor

This 2 acre garden surrounding a Medieval hall house (not open) with Horsham stone roof, enjoys uninterrupted views over a ha-ha of the South Downs and Chanctonbury Ring. There are Japanese inspired gardens, a large pond, wild flower meadow and orchard, colourful long borders, hosta walk, and vegetable garden. A Monet style bridge over a pond with waterlilies should be in place in 2017.

Open: Monday 28 August (2 – 6pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.

Sussex Prairies

Exciting prairie garden of approx 8 acres planted in the naturalistic style using 50,000 plants and over 1500 different varieties. A colourful garden featuring a huge variety of unusual ornamental grasses. Expect layers of colour, texture and architectural splendour. Surrounded by mature oak trees with views of Chanctonbury Ring and Devil’s Dyke on the South Downs. Permanent sculpture collection and exhibited sculpture throughout the season. Rare breed sheep and pigs.

Open: Monday 28 August (11am – 5pm). Admission £7.00, children free. Home-made teas.

Malthouse Farm

Rural 5 acre garden with stunning views to South Downs. Garden divided into separate rooms, box parterre and borders with glass sculpture, herbaceous and shrub borders, mixed border for seasonal colour, and kitchen garden. Orchard leading to partitioned areas with grass walks, snail mound, birch maze and willow tunnel. Wildlife farm pond with planted surround.

Open: Sunday 20 August, Wednesday 23 August (2 – 5.30pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.