Sussex Gardens Open for Charity: National Gardens Scheme
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.
Hopefully it will be possible to visit many of the gardens in West and East Sussex in 2021.
One of the gardens within easy reach of Steyning is in Bignor Park.
You will find 11 acres of gardens to explore, with fantastic views of the South Downs. You’ll see interesting trees, shrubs, and wild flower areas. The walled flower garden has wonderful herbaceous borders. Wander and admire the temple, Greek loggia, Zen pond and unusual sculptures.
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!
Lovely Borde Hill Gardens open to the public from late March until the end of October.
The gardens are within an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ with beautiful views over the Sussex Weald.
Borde Hill’s grounds cover over 200 acres across the garden, woodland and parkland. The formal gardens are designed in a series of outdoor ‘rooms’: You can explore the exotic ‘Garden of Allah’, the beautiful Azalea Ring, the traditional Rose Garden and a peaceful Italian Garden,
Borde Hill has received many awards, including the Historic Houses Association ‘Garden of the Year’.