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Make a date in your diary for our 2024 Open Garden season. The season starts with the Hospice own garden on May 18th and runs through until early September.

From pretty plants, ponds and peonies to woodland, wild flowers and water features, our friends and supporters across the region are kindly opening their gardens in support of St Peters & St James Hospice. Take an exclusive peek and explore some of the most beautiful gardens in Sussex and help to bring expert and compassionate hospice care to more local families.

Each Open Garden has its own unique offering from grand estates to village trails this is a chance to look behind the hedges and see some truly beautiful gardens. With many new big gardens and trails for 2024 it is an event not to be missed. Check out each open garden for full details such as refreshments, plant sales and more. All our gardens welcome service dogs and a selected few allow other well behaved dogs on leads; please check each garden for details.

How to buy tickets

Open Garden tickets are available on the day and will soon be available to pre-order for each garden under the listing on our website. Please note that online ticket sales will close 24 hours before each event.

Lindfield Village Garden Trail

Monday May 27th 1pm-5pm

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Start of trail: 47 Denman’s Lane RH16 2JN

Following on from the success of 2023 this pretty village makes a welcome return. Gardens full of interest and variety with lots to discover. A lovely mixture of trees, flowers and formal and wild areas; you’ll find plenty of green-fingered inspiration here.

  • £6 entry (children visit free)
  • Plant Sale
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The Old Rectory

Friday June 7th 3pm-7pm

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79, Church Road, Newick , BN8 4JZ

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 , plants and Pimms on sale. There will also be a pop up vintage clothing shop and work for sale by local artists.

  • £8 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
  • Pop up vintage shop
  • Pimms Tent
  • Local artists
Book Tickets
Ditchling Village Garden Trail

Saturday June 8th 10.30am – 4.30pm

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Start at September Cottage, High Street,Ditchling BN6 8TA

Ditchling Horticultural Society has been established for over 200 years and its members have some of the most beautiful gardens in the village. This year’s trail has a total of 7 gardens to explore.

  • £6 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
  • Local artists work for sale
Book Tickets
Hassocks Village Garden Trail

Sunday June 9th 2pm – 5.30pm

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Begin the trail at Community Garden, Dale Avenue, BN6 8LW (behind Age Concern).

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 planting.

  • £6 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
  • Raffle
Book Tickets
Bramley

Fri & Sat June 14th & 15th 1pm – 5pm

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Lane End Common, North Chailey, Lewes, BN8 4JH

This rural 1-acre garden is part of the NGS scheme with refreshments being served in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice. The garden was planted for strong seasonal effect and structure,with interesting planting and design. For more information and to book tickets please visit ngs.org.uk

  • £6 entry (children visit free)
  • Plant Sale
  • Refreshments provided by the Newick support group.
Book Tickets
Hurstpierpoint Village Trail

Sunday June 16th 1pm – 5.30pm

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Come and explore the beauty of Hurstpierpoint, discover flowers, trees,vegetables, and spectacular views as you wander around the ‘secret gardens’ of this village. For more information please visit hurstpierpointopengardens.co.uk

  • £6 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
Book Tickets
Ringmer Village Garden Trail

Sat & Sun June 22-23rd 2pm-5.30pm

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Start at 1 Mill Gardens Ringmer BN8 5JD

Over two days enjoy an eclectic mix of lovely Ringmer gardens. You’ll find vibrant florals,beautiful borders and charming village hideaways. Ticket price allows entry on both days

  • £6 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
Book Tickets
Plumpton Village Garden Trail

Sunday June 23rd 2pm -5.30pm

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Visit Plumpton for this picturesque village trail and enjoy an array of stunning gardens and spectacular views of the downs.

  • £6 entry (children visit free)
  • Plant Sale
  • Refreshments
Book Tickets
Sutton Hall

Tuesday June 25th 3.30pm -7.30pm

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Spithurst Road, Barcombe, BN8 5EB

Following extensive damage by the Great Storm of 1987 the gardens have been lovingly restored. In this Open Garden you will find a walled garden , a shrub walk and wild flower and grass gardens. The garden also includes extensive arboretums with mature trees and a rhododendron and azalea garden. You will also find a boat house and various ponds around the estate.

  • £8 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Pimms & bubbles tent
  • Raffle
  • Pop Up Retail Stalls
  • Plant Sale
Book Tickets
Old Jarretts Farmhouse & Waterside

Sunday June 30th 2pm – 5.30pm

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Brantridge Ln, Balcombe, RH17 6JR

Sitting side by side these two beautiful homes and gardens, both have spectacular views of the countryside. Wander around admiring the borders, flowers, vegetables, extensive lawns and ornamental lakes. A woodland walk is also included. Ticket price includes both Open Gardens.

  • £8 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
  • Dogs on leads welcome
Book Tickets
Marshalls Manor

Sat & Sun July 6th & 7th 2pm – 5pm

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Horney Common, Nutley , TN22 3ED

Colourful banks of flowers and stunning roses frame the house leading on to colourful perennial borders , all set against a background of mature trees.  You will also find vegetable gardens and a delightful orchard to stroll through. Please note, that the garden is tiered and accessed via steep steps.

  • £8 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
Book Tickets
Burgess Hill Garden Safari

Sunday July 21st 1pm- 5.30pm

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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. For more information and to book tickets, please email:

cathybarnett@sky.com or call 01444 244 617

  • £5 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sales
Book Tickets
Chestnut Farm

Sat & Sun September 7-8th  2pm-5pm

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Nutley TN22 3LL

In the village of Nutley this amazing mature Open 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 the garden is accessed down a forest track.

  • £8 entry (children visit free)
  • Refreshments
  • Plant Sale
Book Tickets