Gardens to visit include (See NGS for more details):
Channel View, 52 Brook Barn Way, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4DW
A seaside Tudor cottage garden blending traditional and subtropical plants. Dense planting, secret rooms and intriguing sight-lines, with brick paths radiating from a wildlife pond. Shady viewpoints, sunny patios, insect friendly flowers and unusual structures supporting over a hundred roses, clematis and other climbers. Many unusual home-grown plants for sale.
Open: Saturday 1 July, Sunday 2 July (2 – 5pm). Admission £4.50, children free.
Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly, Sussex, RH19 4LJ
The gardens at Gravetye Manor can be considered amongst the most influential in English gardening history. The manor was the home of revolutionary gardener, William Robinson, from 1884-1935. Thanks to the backing of new owners a major restoration project has now been underway for 6 yrs, overseen by head gardener Tom Coward, formerly of Great Dixter.
Open Saturday 1 July (2 – 5pm). Admission £20.00, children free.
Fittleworth House, Bedham Lane, Fittleworth, Pulborough, Sussex, RH20 1JH
3 acre tranquil country garden featuring working walled kitchen garden with long herbaceous borders and a wide range of fruit and vegetables. Large glasshouse and old potting shed, mixed flower borders, rose beds, rhododendrons and lawns. Magnificent 112ft tall cedar overlooks wisteria covered Grade II listed Georgian house (not open). Wildlife pond, wild garden, long grass areas and spring bulbs. The two Aug openings by donation will focus on families with invisible disabilities such as Autism and Tourettes. Picnics welcome. Please contact us for further information.
Open: Every Wednesday 3 May to 26 July (2 – 5pm). Admission £5.00, children free.