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Denmans Garden

Stylish informal garden with Mediterranean planting.

  • 4.4

  • from 216 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

  • 4.4

  • from 216 Google reviews

Helen Brown

in the last week


Beautiful gardens even in winter. Lovely shop with some wonderful gifts and cards. Looking forward to visiting in spring

fiona jacques-stevens

4 months ago


A great secret garden to wander and many places to sit a while and nap or bird watch. You turn a corner and feel you discover somewhere new. The staff made us feel very welcome and were keen to assist. The gift shop was full of fantastic gift ideas and can be visited even if you're not visiting the garden. Coffee shop is self service and inside as well as outside seating. Very clean toilets. Just the ticket for a tranquil hour or two


3 months ago


Lovely couple of hours wandering around this delightful garden - give it a go 👍

simon crook

4 months ago


A lovely garden to wander round. It is 4 acres so not huge, but still interesting with paths that guide you through the full beds and different areas. You need to book in advance and it is free entry to RHS members. However a donation will help them to keep the garden open and available for everyone to enjoy. There is a nice shop and self service cafe. Also plants for sale.

Kate Smith

2 months ago


Interesting garden - definitely needs further visits at different times of the year.

Contact the garden

01243 278950

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