The Cottage Garden

The garden is truly a delight .. whatever the time of year. You will always find plants in flower. In the warmer months you will be able to sit outside and relax … perhaps with a glass of wine?

The Back Garden

I took the picture below just a few months after putting in the plants. The obelisks now have roses and clematis growing up them!

This is a lovely place to take a rest. You will be able to hear the mill stream which runs just behind the back garden.

back garden cottage steyning sussex

The Front Garden

If you would like to meet some of the neighbours I suggest sitting out at the front of the cottage. Local people are friendly and ready to say ‘hello’.

front garden cottage steyning sussex

The many flowering plants attract butterflies and bees – especially in sunny weather! In my photo below you can see a comma butterfly on Verbena Bonariensis.

verbena steyning cottage sussex

There is a right of way running past the back of the cottages – typical of the 1850’s. You may see the postman – as all the cottages have a letterbox at the back!

Small children need to be supervised outside as although the garden is fenced, there is a steep bank behind it going down to the stream.

If you are a garden lover you will find many gardens open to the public that you can visit.