National Garden Scheme 2021 – places opening in West Sussex

Gardens in Sussex are welcoming visitors once again this year in aid of nursing and health charities.

In bloom: Borde Hill Garden, north of Haywards Heath, in 2020. The site is taking part in this year's National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme is underway following the relaxation of the government’s ‘stay at home’ rule. Many sites are also able to serve refreshments after outdoor hospitality was permitted from last Monday (April 12).

Dates vary and most sites require visitors to pre-book.

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In West Sussex the following gardens will be open as part of the scheme –

The Aphrodite sculpture Borde Hill Garden's rose garden

Arun district:

– D & S Haus, Arundel, BN18 9HF

– The Moongate Garden, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 1HJ

– 3 Normandy Drive, East Preston, BN16 1LT

A rose at Borde Hill Garden in 2020

– Denmans Garden, Fontwell, BN18 OSU

Chichester district:

– Eastergate House Gardens, Chichester, PO20 3UT

– Lordington House, Chichester, PO18 9DX

– Selhurst Park, Chichester, PO18 0LZ

– 4 Hillside Cottages, West Stoke, Chichester, PO18 9BL

– Rymans, Apuldram, Chichester, PO20 7EG

– The Folly, Chichester, PO18 0HU

– The Apuldram Centre, Apuldram, Chichester, PO20 7PE

– St Mary’s Hospital, Chichester, PO19 1NR

– Cookscroft, Earnley, Chichester, PO20 7JG

– 33 Peerley Road, East Wittering, PO20 8PD

– Garden House, 49 Guillards Oak, Midhurst, GU29 9JZ

– Hammerwood House, Midhurst, GU29 0PF

– 54 Elmleigh, Midhurst, GU29 9HA

– 1 Pest Cottage, Midhurst, GU29 9LF

– Manor of Dean, Tillington, Petworth, GU28 9AP


– Pine Tree Cottage, Crawley, RH10 7EF

– The Walled Garden at Tilgate Park, Tilgate, Crawley, RH10 5PQ

Horsham district:

– St Mary’s House, Bramber, BN44 3WE

– Whithurst Park, Kirdford, near Billingshurst, RH14 0JW

– Grovelands, Wineham, Henfield, BN5 9AW

– Sussex Prairies, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, BN5 9AT

– 28 Larkspur Way, Horsham, RH13 9GR

– Foxglove Cottage, Horsham, RH13 5NF

– Oaklands Farm, Shipley, Horsham, RH13 8PX

– 28 Oliver Road, Horsham, RH12 1LH

– Bignor Park, Pulborough, RH20 1HG

– Cloud Cottage & Hollyoaks, Ashington, Pulborough, RH20 3LW

– Fittleworth House, Pulborough, RH20 1JH

–Cumberland House, Thakeham, Pulborough, RH20 3ER

– Thakeham Place Farm, Thakeham, Pulborough, RH20 3EP

– Champs Hill, Coldwaltham, Pulborough, RH20 1LY

– Gorselands, West Chiltington, Pulborough, RH20 2NL

– Durrance Manor, Shipley, RH13 8PE

– Sullington Old Rectory, Storrington, RH20 4AE

– The Old Vicarage, Washington, RH20 4AS

Mid Sussex district:

– Deaks Lane Gardens, Ansty, RH17 5AS

– Forest Ridge, Balcombe, RH17 6QZ

– Balcombe Gardens, Balcombe, RH17 6JJ

– Burgess Hill NGS Gardens, Burgess Hill, RH15 0GH

– Luctons, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, RH19 4PP

– Sienna Wood, East Grinstead, RH19 4LY

– East Grinstead Gardens, East Grinstead, RH19 4DD

– Town Place, Freshfield, Sheffield Park, RH17 7NR

– High Beeches Woodland and Water Garden, Handcross, RH17 6HQ

– Nymans, Handcross, RH17 6EB

– Hassocks and Ditchling garden trail, Hassocks, BN6 8EY

– Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, BN18 9EX

– Copyhold Hollow, Haywards Heath, RH16 1XU

– 3 Whitemans Close, Haywards Heath, RH17 5DE

– 5 Whitemans Close, Haywards Heath, RH17 5DE

– Harlands Gardens, Haywards Heath, RH16 1PH

– Lindfield Jungle, Haywards Heath, RH16 2ND

– Pangdean Farm, Pyecombe, BN45 7FJ

– The Priest House, West Hoathly, RH19 4PP

Worthing district:

– St Barnabas House, Goring-by-Sea, BN12 6NZ

– Findon Place, Worthing, BN14 0R

For more details on the scheme, see the National Garden Scheme website here

For a list of gardens opening in East Sussex, see here