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Denmans Garden

Stylish informal garden with Mediterranean planting.

  • 4.4

  • from 225 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.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

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.
barnhamstationtaxis.
co.
uk/contact).
Denmans Garden is about 10 minutes away.
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Google reviews

  • 4.4

  • from 225 Google reviews

Carolyn Brown-Felpts

in the last week

5

We visited this absolute gem today and fell in love with it. Such beautiful gardens to explore not knowing what's around the corner. I love the curving nature of it and so many plants I haven't come across before. There are very well placed benches to sit on and take in a complete picture of the different areas in addition to meandering along the paths up close to the plants. Birdsong and buzzing bees everywhere... just bliss. The self service drinks and snacks fitted in well in the relaxed environment of the gardens and there are tables in the shade to sit with them. The little gift shop is lovely and the plants on sale are of the highest quality and some are more unusual. Gwendolyn (the owner) is lovely and her passion for the gardens shines through and she happily shares her knowledge with you. The gentleman there, who's name I don't know unfortunately, was also lovely. The people here are very welcoming and you know they take great pleasure in sharing these gorgeous gardens and are happy to spend time talking with you about them. We will be returning.

Sue Boswood

a month ago

5

Beautiful secluded garden, which has an entrance fee but well worth it. Not very big so compact and stunning. Do not miss the massive Echium in the conservatory/greenhouse. I bought one which had been propagated from this specimen. Plants high quality and quaint gift shop on site. Sadly cafe not open when I visited but tea and coffee can be bought and lovely to sit out in the sun at garden tables prior to entry to gardens. Staff are so nice and knowledgeable. Their enthusiasm is infectious!

Dave Winter

a month ago

4

Lovely gardens, although smaller than we were expecting. We had a gardeners world 2for1 offer so it was worth it. Hot drinks are £1 a cup ,so that's OK too.

Jenny Ansell

3 months ago

5

Making a first visit to a garden in winter is a bit strange, but we were well looked after - self serve tea and cake. Documentation to explain the evolution of the garden is good. Will definitely revisit in season!

Valerie Page

2 months ago

5

A beautiful tranquil garden. I enjoyed the spring flowers and solitude.

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01243 278950

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