Gardens to visit this month (See NGS Yellow Book for more details):
Malthouse Farm, Streat Lane, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8SA
Rural 5 acre garden with stunning views to South Downs. Garden divided into separate rooms, box parterre, recently planted border with glass sculpture, herbaceous and shrub borders, kitchen garden. Orchard leading to partitioned areas with grass walks, stream of summer flowers, snail mound, birch maze. Wildlife farm pond.
Open: Sunday 21 August, Wednesday 24 August (2 – 5.30pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Sussex Prairies, Moorlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Rd, Nr Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9AT
Exciting prairie garden of approx 6 acres planted in the naturalistic style using 30,000 plants and over 600 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.
Open: Monday 29 August (11am – 5pm). Admission £7.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Westlands Court, Cowfold Road, West Grinstead, Horsham, Sussex, RH13 8LZ
Owned by a garden designer, the garden is 1 acre with 2 acres of meadow with unusual mature trees and a lake. Laid out in organically shaped beds the planting is mainly prairie style with grasses, structural plants, shrubs and herbaceous plants. In early spring masses of snowdrops and hellebores bring welcome interest followed by narcissus Thalia, naturalised narcissus, tulips and alliums.
Open: Friday 5 August (11am – 5pm). Admission £4.00, children free.