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Denmans Garden

Stylish informal garden with Mediterranean planting.

  • 4.5

  • from 258 Google reviews

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About the garden

Formerly home to the great John Brookes MBE, one of the UK’s foremost landscape designers, Denmans Garden is situated in the countryside between Chichester and Worthing, not far from the South coast. This contemporary garden features unusual plants from across the world, with dry riverbeds, a walled garden, gravel gardens and a conservatory, arranged over 4 acres. The plot was converted from a market garden in the 1970s by Joyce Robinson, and the grounds, lying on a south-facing, gentle slope are perfect conditions for gardening.

There are a good variety of plants here, with Mediterranean species doing particularly well as the grounds are sheltered to the north by the South Downs. However, many native species are also grown, attracting pollinators and other wildlife, and contributing to a year-round display of good structure and colour. The relaxed style with its serpentine paths is far from the traditional formality associated with many English gardens, but strong geometric shapes punctuate the swathes of undulating plants to bring a sense of order to this beautiful landscape.

There is a plant centre which sells unusual plants and a charming gift shop here, which are well worth a visit, and the tea rooms will reopen after COVID-19 restrictions have ended.

Opening times

Wednesdays - Saturdays 10AM - 4PM Sundays 12PM - 4PM

Useful details

Garden area

4 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a food stall and a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

West Sussex, BN18 0SU

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Find the garden

Denmans Garden
West Sussex
BN18 0SU
Sat Nav Postcode
BN18 0SU
Public Transport
From Barnham Train Station.
Barnham Station Taxis are normally available at the station or can be pre-booked (www.
Denmans Garden is about 10 minutes away.
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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 258 Google reviews

Edward Holroyd Pearce

7 months ago


Had a lovely few hours here on Saturday morning. Amazing planting, well looked after. Lady welcoming us was great with the children - gave them their own map and talked them through the visit. Shop very nice and prices quite reasonable. Look forward to coming back for some plant purchases!

Elaine Lambourne

3 months ago


Can't believe our good fortune at stumbling over Denmans while filling in time visiting a sick relative in Fontwell. Didn't have much time but it was such a joy to wander around and just breathe and absorb the beauty. The cafe was great too. Best gluten free bread I've had in years. And the art exhibition!! Magic....

Helen Harris

6 months ago


I went to Denmans for a couple of hours this lunchtime. Very relaxing A very interesting small garden. Lots of ideas for planting combinations. Found a table in the shade to have a coffee. The restraunt is reopening here, Which I'm quite excited about. Lots of plants from the garden on sale too!

Geraldine Mustard

6 months ago


Well laid out gardens with plenty of shade and seating. Would benefit from labels on plants and trees. Otherwise beautiful

Gayle F Palmer

a month ago


Wintery day but the welcome for the dog and I was lovely. Garden was winterised of course but still got plenty of ideas. Delicious lunch in the restaurant/cafe. Vegan options were welcome. Free entry to gardens for RHS members in the winter months too! Bonus.

Contact the garden

01243 278950

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