Open Gardens 2022

Open Gardens 2022

Come and enjoy over 50 wonderful gardens in Mid Sussex, whether a pretty village trail, courtyard garden or expansive grounds - there should be something for everyone!

From pretty plants, ponds and peonies, to woodland, wildflowers and water features, our friends across the region are kindly opening their garden gates in support of St Peter & St James Hospice, and you’re invited. Explore some of the most beautiful gardens in Sussex to help bring expert and compassionate hospice care to local families.

We would like to thank all of our wonderful supporters for once again opening their beautiful gardens in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice. It is set to be a fantastic summer of events and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.  Our Open Gardens is truly a community event and we are very proud that our community choose to support us in this way. Proceeds from tickets, refreshments and plant sales will go towards providing the best possible care for the right people at the right time.

Some things to note:

  • Children go free in all gardens and trails!
  • Most of the gardens featured are accessible for wheelchair and pushchairs but please call 01444 470 713 to check details if necessary.
  • Service dogs only.

Newtimber Place, Newtimber

Photo of garden with pink roses in the fore ground and a moat and house in the background.

Sunday 21st August, 1 – 5pm

Wander through lush borders bursting with wildflowers and admire the distant South Downs at this beautiful moated garden. Say hello to the ducks, chickens and fish as you admire the herbaceous borders, lawns, and water plants. Refreshments are included in the ticket price and are provided by St Peter & St James Hospice.

Chestnut Farm, Nutley

Photo of garden with yellow flowers, purple leaves and lawn.

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September, 2 – 5pm

In the village of Nutley this amazing mature garden is tucked away and surrounded by the Ashdown Forest. Wander around taking in the beauty whilst admiring the borders, trees, flowers and the spectacular display of gunnera and dahlias.

Please note access is down a forest track.

Open Garden Sponsors

Stacked logos of Lloyds Bank, Tates of Sussex Garden Centres and Jackson-Stops Estate Agents.

Thank you so much to Lloyds Bank, Tates of Sussex Garden Centre and Jackson-Stops for sponsoring St Peter & St James Hospice Open Garden Season 2022.

Open Garden 2022 gif of images of local gardens. Click to see more.