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Open Gardens - Hastings Old Town

Event Date

From: Saturday, 22 July, 2017 at 10:30
Till: Saturday, 22 July, 2017 at 16:00

Event Details

62a High Street
TN34 3EW
Barbara Ashby

Hidden from the busy High Street is this fascinating small walled garden which features an eclectic mix or art and plants. The owner, an artist has a passion for gardening and incorporates everyday items into the design.

Garden Cottage
Croft Road, TN34 3HJ
Ann Novotny

Tucked away in one of the Old Town’s many twittens is this very pretty courtyard garden. Clever use of space, colour and plants to provide texture and interest throughout the year. This secluded spot provides a sunny tranquil place to sit and enjoy warm summer evenings.

18 Tackleway
TN34 3DE
Marianne and Pete Smith

A modern south-west facing garden with splendid views across the Old Town. Features include a long raised fishpond, several small tress including rowans, eucalyptus and olives, a fireplace in the walls of the original building that stood on the site.

89 High Street
TN34 3ES
Jenny Gray

There are splendid views of the East Hill from the top of the garden. Neatly trimmed box hedging provides framework for the borders, hosting a variety of flowers, shrubs and scented roses. An attractive terrace area provides seating amongst the owners carefully cultivated Bonsai arrangements which include forests and glades.

NEW! 87 High Street
TN34 3ES
Richard Shone

This house has a typical Old Town garden which ascends in gentle levels to the top from where there is a panoramic view of the East Hill. It is an old-fashioned garden with brick terrace and walls and a summer house. It is reached through a private gate at the end of Croft Terrace.

Elm Lodge
60 Old London Road
TN35 5LZ
Gwen and Michael Blandy

A rare find in Hastings Old Town. two acres of garden which include winding paths leading to a wooded area ascending the West Hill with fabulous views to the East Hill. A lawned area with herbaceous border and a pond containing koi carp and golden orf.

Studio Cottage
64 Croft Road, TN34 3HE
Stephanie Donaldson and Andrew Colquhoun

A secret garden hidden behind a high brick wall belonging to the former Gardens Editor of Country Living magazine. It is a sheltered space of many moods and lush romantic planting on several levels. A huge tulip tree overhands much of the third of an acre garden accompanied by olives, a mimosa and mulberry.
Strawberry Cottage
36 Tackleway, TN34 3BU
Don Brant

This pretty secluded seaside cottage is bursting with colour. The garden is approached by a number of steep steps lined with interesting pots and containers of all shapes and sizes. There is a small area of lawn and a pretty summer house.

Trade Paints Garden
55 High Street

While in the Old Town why not pop in to the wonderful award winning Trade Paint Gardens and see the splendid mix of colours in their plants (& in their paints!). A huge thank you to Trade Paints for sponsoring Colour the Coast each year and keeping the town colourful.

98 High Street
Tn34 3es
Lady Diana Wilmot

This lovely long garden is packed full of colour and has stunning views over the East Hill. Amongst the many features in the garden is an old laundry building which over the years has become covered with a beautiful fragrant climbing rose.

Judy Parkinson
14 Tackleway
TN34 3DE

This lovely East Hill garden is set on three terraced levels with views across to the West Hill and Hastings Old Town. The design mixes seaside elements with colourful flowers, hardy plants and inside-out artworks such as mirrors and picture frames.

Paul Ridley
Belmont House
TN35 5NR

This garden has good architectural features - a boundary of clipped lime trees and box hedging, clipped box balls, with planting for sun and shade.

Admission: £5 pay at any garden, maps available

Wheelchair Access: No
Guide Dogs: Yes
Refreshments and Stalls: Yes - St Mary Star of the Sea (entrance on The Bourne)
Parking: Town Car Parks

Please call Fundraising on 01424 457959 or email for more information on any of our Open Gardens