Gardens to visit in Sussex

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Here are some links to gardens to visit, either locally or whist on holiday in Sussex. The sites we list include other sites recommending gardens as well as individual gardens.

The gardens listed include gardens which have limited access for people to visit, as well as other gardens open to the public all the year round - so check the opening times of particular gardens before going.

General Open Garden sites

National Gardens Scheme - The Charity behind The Yellow Book of gardens open to The public. Often small and usual gardens open just one or two days a year. The site includes The GardenFinder database for finding gardens to visit.

National Trust - Lists The gardens and property owned by The National Trust in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Garden History and Garden Tours - International guide to gardens to visit - includes large number of UK gardens.

British Red Cross Open Gardens programme offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of some hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public.

English Heritage - Lists The English Heritage gardens and properties open to The public.

Garden Shows - Diary of gardening shows around The UK.

Gardens to Go - Guide to gardens in Sussex - with descriptions and many photographs.

Please check opening times by website or other contact detail as gardens have their own various opening times.

Gardens to visit in Sussex

West Sussex,
RH17 6TN
Wakehurst Place - Kew's country garden in West Sussex - 180 acres of country estate including an Elizabethan mansion house, ornamental gardens and water features, and temperate woodlands housing national birch and southern beech collections. Special events include - Bluebell weekends, autumn tints and Winter Garden, themed tours, seasonal walks, Carol concert and Christmas festivities.
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex,
RH16 1XP
Borde Hill, Haywards Heath, West Sussex - Borde Hill is a garden of contrasts that captures the imagination and delights the senses. It is set in 200 acres of a traditional country estate in the area of outstanding natural beauty lying between the town of Haywards Heath and the village of Cuckfield in mid Sussex. The garden was established from 1900 with plants gathered by the great plant collectors who travelled to the Himalayas, China, Burma, Tasmania and the Andes. Today Borde Hill contains the best private collection of champion trees in Britain and one of the most comprehensive collections of trees and shrubs in the world.
Cowdray Park,
West Sussex,
GU29 9AL
The Walled Garden at Cowdray - This stunning, Tudor -style walled garden is open to the public all year round with the added attraction of a stylish shop and cafe.

The garden, shop and cafe are open Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm and on weekends from 10.30am to 5pm, but it is occasionally closed for private functions so please call 01730 816881 before visiting.
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