Featured on BBC Gardeners’ World, crammed with colour, this eight-acre garden features huge borders interlaced with small pathways allowing the visitor to get right inside the plantings. Teas and delicious home baking. Unusual plants for sale.
Enchanting historic 15th century timber-framed house, with magnificent gardens, and charming cottage-style tea rooms, in the picturesque award-winning downland village of Bramber. St Mary’s is still a lived-in home, with fine panelled rooms, including the unique Elizabethan trompe l’oeil Painted Room.
There are five acres of beautiful gardens, with an exceptional example of the prehistoric Ginkgo Biloba ‘living fossil’ tree, amusing animal topiary, and ‘Secret’ Garden with original Victorian fruit wall and pineapple pits, beautiful rose garden, unusual circular English Poetry Garden, landscape water garden and Rural Museum.
Be transported through time with an unforgettable visit to Smugglers Adventure; an amazing underground cave network of secret tunnels and vast caverns.
Hastings Castle sits on top of the West Hill overlooking the old town of Hastings. That can only mean one thing: it’s perfect for taking in the breath-taking views of the Hastings coastline, which will leave you open-mouthed in amazement.
A tranquil 1.5 acre Plant filled garden designed and planted by the late
Carolyn McCutchan, surrounded by farmland. This colourful garden has
distinct areas of interest, plus a 6 acre wildflower meadow
OPEN every Wednesday 22 Feb to 25 Oct 10.00am – 4.00pm Tel 01323 485151
We are now open.
On this spot in the year 1066, the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings. Now you can stand on the very site where this decisive struggle was fought and England’s future decided and explore the abbey ruins.
There is so much to explore at Newhaven Fort, including the vast, echoing tunnels built into the chalk cliffs. Stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the South Downs and Sussex Coast. The cliff-top gun emplacements are sure to fire any imagination!
Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex. Managed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. With over 500 acres to discover, Wakehurst is home to a dramatic and diverse landscape ranging from managed ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, an Elizabethan Mansion and a private nature reserve.
Built as King George IV’s pleasure palace when Brighton was the heart of fashionable Regency society, the Royal Pavilion was also used by King William IV and Queen Victoria. Today it has been restored to its original 1823 splendour with Indian architecture contrasted with interiors inspired by China.