Gardens to visit in West Sussex
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Borde Hill is an informal country garden, covering over 200 acres, with woodland and parkland areas as well as 17 acres of formal garden areas arranged as a series of distinct garden rooms, each with a different theme. There are enjoyable lakeside and woodland walks.
A magnificent 4 acre garden in beautiful West Sussex countryside. Though small in size, Denman's Garden features innovative use of plant size, shape, texture, and colour to present a horticultural delight at any season. One of Denman's more innovative ideas is the use of gravel in pathways and garden beds to outline plants and link garden areas.
There are really three attractions in one at Earnley Gadens and Butterflies; first there is the gardens, with 17 themed garden areas. Associated with the garden is a habitat for rare and unusual species of butterflies. Then there is Noah's Ark, an animal and reptile rescue centre, where you will find such diverse species as giant tortoise and boa-constrictors, to chinchilla, chipmunks, and rodents.
A lovely, peaceful garden tucked away on high downland, with views out to sea. Highdown is a secluded haven for garden lovers, a real horticulturalist's delight. So many rare and unusual varirties flourish at Highdown that the entire garden has been declared a national collection. Best in: Spring and early summer.
Superb 240 acre valley garden spotted with lakes. Alpines, rock garden, bonsai exhibit. Best in: April for camelias and magnolias, May for rhododendrons and azaleas.
Garden: The gardens surrounding a fascinating 15th century half-timbered manor offer a variety of fanciful topiary, a secret garden, terrace garden, and Jubilee Rose Garden.
"Kew in the Country", this garden is managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Highlights include rare trees and flowering shrubs. A nature trail winds along a watercourse of ponds and lakes.
Created in the 19th century, this downland garden features a walled kitchen garden, walled fruit garden, glasshouse, bulbs, a pergola, a sunken garden, spring & wild gardens, an arboretum, and the National Collections of Liriodendron (Tulip Tree) and Aesculus (Horse Chestnut Tree).
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