St Marys NGS open garden

Stunning Sussex Gardens Open for Charity near Steyning in 2024

Many Sussex Gardens open for charity each year under the National Garden Scheme. This scheme provides visitors unique access to over 3,700 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

St Mary’s House Gardens

The lovely gardens at St Mary’s House are just a mile from Steyning. There are five acres that you can explore.

You’ll find formal topiary, a large prehistoric Ginkgo biloba and magnificent Magnolia grandiflora around a timber-framed medieval house. The Victorian Secret Gardens include a splendid 140 feet fruit wall with pineapple pits. 

Admission for adults costs £8.50

St Marys Garden

Opening dates in 2024

Friday 28th June; Saturday 29th June from 2 p.m to 5 p.m

Gardens within Steyning

15 Penlands Rise and Nightingale Cottage open on 26th and June and 3rd July 2024 from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can visit both for £7. Home made teas are available.

The Penlands Rise garden is south facing garden on the edge of the South Downs, designed with a prairie effect in mind to attract pollinators and birds  Nightingale Cottage garden has been recently redesigned and replanted with many perennials and summer annuals. 

Bignor Park Gardens

You will find 11 acres of gardens to explore, with fantastic views of the South Downs. You’ll see interesting trees, shrubs, wildflower areas and a beautiful walled garden with herbaceous borders.. Wander and admire the temple, Greek loggia, Zen pond and unusual sculptures. Hoe made teas are on offer.

Sussex Gardens Open for Charity

Bignor Park is in West Sussex, RH20 1HG. It is 5 miles south of Petworth & Pulborough. It is well sign posted from the B2138. The nearest villages are Sutton, Bignor & West Burton. It’s just a 30 minute drive from Rosebud Holiday Cottage in Steyning!

Opening Dates in 2024

9th April and 4th June from 2 – 5 p.m. Admission £5.

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