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.

Plumpton Village Garden Trail

Flower bed with red flowers.

Sunday 12th June,  2 – 6pm

Visit Plumpton for this picturesque village trail and enjoy an array of stunning gardens and spectacular views of the downs. All 7 gardens are within half a mile of each other and a variety of refreshments and plant sales will be available.

Trail begins at: The Moorings, Station Road, Plumpton Green BN7 3BU

Lindfield Village Garden Trail

Photo of a garden with a pond with lily pads.

Sunday 12th June, 1 – 5pm

Featuring in this year’s Lindfield Village Trail are gardens full of variety and packed with interest around every corner. With a delightful mix of trees, flowers, formal and wild areas you’ll find plenty of green-fingered inspiration here! Plants and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Trail begins at: 47 Denmans Lane RH16 2JN


Ringmer Village Garden Trail

Photo of garden with red roses, pink and purple flowers.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June, 12 – 4pm

Over two days, enjoy an eclectic mix of lovely Ringmer gardens. You’ll find vibrant florals, beautiful borders, and charming village escapes. Plants available for purchase.

Trail begins at: 1 Mill Gardens Ringmer BN8 5JD

Hurstpierpoint Village Garden Trail

Photo of a garden with a lawn, tree in the centre with people underneath it and purple flowers in the foreground.

Sunday 19th June, 1 – 5.30pm

Come and explore the beauty of Hurstpierpoint, discover flowers, trees, vegetables, and spectacular views as you wander around the ‘secret gardens’ of this village. Plants available for purchase.

Check out the trails secret garden website here: 

The Old Rectory, Newick

Photo of flower bed filled with pink roses, yellow daises and white lupins.

Tuesday 21st June, 3.30 – 8pm

Set in 10 acres this glorious garden in the village of Newick will inspire all gardening enthusiasts. As you wander around, admire the wild flower meadow, the formal gardens, the white garden, a magical moat and so much more. Refreshments from the Newick St Peter & St James Hospice Support Group, plants on sale from Rapkyns Nursery and Pimms from The Crown, Newick.

Hassocks Village Garden Trail

Photo of lush green garden with visitors walking through it.

Sunday 3rd July, 11 – 4.30pm

See some delightfully different gardens in this charming, ancient parish. The trail includes beautiful blooms, pleasing plants and modern landscaped gardens along with more traditional gardens. Plants available for purchase.

Trail begins at: 6 Woodsland Road, Hassocks BN6 8HE

Ditchling Village Garden Trail

Photo of sculpture in a garden, holding hats.

Saturday 16th July, 10.30 – 4.30pm

Ditchling Horticulture Society is celebrating 200 years so why not come along and see what some of the green fingered residents of this village have grown, admire the plants and blooms in a selection of truly unique gardens.

Trail begins at: Coum Cottage, High Street, Ditchling BN6 8TA

The Beeches, Barcombe

Photo of a red brick path with clipped box hedges and water fountain.

Sunday 17th July, 1 – 5pm

A walled garden nestled in the village of Barcombe, The Beeches offers flowers, herbaceous borders, a rose garden as well as an orchard. Refreshments provided by St Peter & St James Hospice Barcombe Support Group.

Burgess Hill Safari, Garden Trail

Photo garden path winding through lush red and green leaves.

Sunday 17th July, 1 – 5.30pm

The Burgess Hill in Bloom team are opening their annual garden safari. Discover Burgess Hill’s hidden horticultural gems and enjoy a spectrum of summer colour. Plants and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information and to book tickets please visit

Bramley, North Chailey

Photo of garden with banks of lavender and heather.

Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd July, 12.30 – 4.30pm

This rural 1 acre garden is part of the National Garden Scheme with the refreshments being served in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice.

For more information and to book tickets please visit:

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.