National Garden Scheme 2021 – places opening in East Sussex

Gardens in Sussex are welcoming visitors once again this year in aid of nursing and health charities.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 8:30 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:49 pm
The grounds and gardens of Herstmonceux Castle will open as part of The National Garden Scheme. Photograph, taken in autumn 2020, by Justin Lycett/ SUS-201118-153741001

The National Garden Scheme is underway following the relaxation of the government’s ‘stay at home’ rule. Many sites are also able to serve refreshments after outdoor hospitality was permitted from last Monday (April 12).

Dates vary and most sites require visitors to pre-book.

In East Sussex the following gardens will open as part of the scheme –

One of the gardens at Herstmonceux Castle in autumn 2020. Photograph by Justin Lycett/ SUS-201118-153851001

Brighton and Hove:

– Skyscape, Ovingdean, Brighton, BN2 7BG12

– Ainsworth Avenue, Brighton, BN2 7BG

– The Garden House, Brighton, BN1 4NT

The grounds of Herstmonceux Castle in autumn 2020. The site will open as part of this year's National Garden Scheme. Photograph by Justin Lycett/ SUS-201118-154402001

– 33 Wivelsfield Road, Brighton, BN2 8FP

– 70 Dale View, Hove, BN3 8LB

– Peacehaven and Woodingdean Trail, Woodingdean, BN2 6SP


– Dittons End, Eastbourne, BN21 1BZ

– Hardwycke, Eastbourne, BN21 1BZ

Hastings borough:

– 96 Ashford Road, Hastings, TN34 2HZ

– Old Stonelynk Edge, Fairlight, Hastings, TN35 4AP29

– Fairlight Avenue, Hastings, TN35 5HS

– Beanross, Pett, Hastings, TN35 4HA

– Fairlight End, Pett, Hastings, TN35 4HB

– St Leonards-on-Sea Group, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0UU

Lewes district:

– The Beeches, Barcombe, BN8 5TS

– Offham House, Lewes, BN7 3QE

– Rose Cottage, Lewes, BN8 6BX

– Holford Manor, North Chailey, BN8 4DU

– Bramley, North Chailey, BN8 4JH

– Driftwood, Bishopstone, Seaford, BN25 2RS

– Cupani Garden, Seaford, BN25 3LL

– Seaford Gardens, Seaford, BN25 1QH

– Malthouse Farm, Streat, BN6 8SA

– Ringmer Park, Ringmer, BN8 5RW

Rother district:

Kitchenham Farm, Ashburnham, Battle, TN33 9NP

– Bexhill-on-Sea Trail, Bexhill, TN39 3NE

– Waterworks & Friends, Broad Oak and Brede, TN31 6HG

– Burwash Hidden Gardens, Burwash, TN19 7EN

– King John’s Lodge, Etchingham, TN19 7AZ

– Mandalay, Etchingham, TN19 7EN

– The Barn, Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham, TN19 7AZ

– Merriments Gardens, Hurst Green, TN19 7RA

– Great Dixter House and Gardens, Northiam, TN31 6PH

– South Grange, Northiam, TN31 6QY

– Mountfield Court, Robertsbridge, TN32 5JP

– Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens, Winchelsea, TN36 4EJ

Wealden district:

– Follers Manor, Alfriston, BN26 5TT

– Holly House, Chelwood Gate, RH17 7LF

– Warren Cottage, Cross in Hand, TN21 0TB

– Redriff, Crowborough, TN6 1RA

– Silver Springs, Crowborough, TN6 1UA

– Crowborough Gardens, Crowborough, TN6 1EY

– Clinton Lodge, Fletching, TN22 3ST

– Wych Warren House, Forest Row, RH18 5LF

– Legsheath Farm, near Forest Row, RH19 4JN

– Hellingly Parish Trail, Hailsham, BN27 4EZ

– The Old House, Heathfield, TN21 0QX

– Knightsbridge House, Hellingly, BN27 4HH

– Limekiln Farm, Chalvington, Hailsham, BN27 3TA

– Herstmonceux Parish Trail, Hailsham, BN27 4JF

– Butlers Farmhouse, Herstmonceux, BN27 1QH

– Herstmonceux Castle gardens and grounds, Herstmonceux, BN27 1RN

– Camberlot Hall, Lower Dicker, BN27 3RH

– The Oast, Mayfield, TN20 6TN

– Rolfs Farm, Mayfield, TN20 6RP

– Mayfield Gardens, Mayfield, TN20 6AB

– Hoopers Farm, Mayfield, TN20 6BD

– Alpines, Maresfield, Uckfield, TN22 2EG

– Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield, TN22 3QX

– Wadhurst Park, Wadhurst, TN5 6NT

For more details on the scheme, see the National Garden Scheme website here

For a list of gardens opening in West Sussex, see here