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Open Gardens - Winchelsea

Event Date

From: Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 at 10:30
Till: Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 at 16:00

Event Details

The Armoury
Castle Street, TN36 4EL
Lis and Tony Jasper

This one acre garden features eight individual and interconnected areas of relaxed planting, comprising of lawn, herbaceous borders, rose garden, fern grotto and kitchen gardens, with a periphery of yew hedges and stone walls, various water features and seating throughout.

2 Strand Plat
Rockery lane, TN36 4EE
Gilly Tugman

A delightful walled garden with many unusual hard landscaping features including 8ft circles entwined with roses, antique stone pigs and a large statue of a couple dancing the tango.  There is an abundance of roses and clematis, plus a variety of unusual perennials and other plants including a Kentucky Coffee Tree. A wonderfully quirky garden!  

Periteau House
High Street,TN36 4EA
Dr & Mrs Lawrence and Felicity Youlten.  

The house and garden, dating from the 1500s, were redesigned in the 1950s by David Hicks a famous garden and interior designer.  The garden is in the classic English style of York stone paths, herbaceous borders, a pergola and an iconic 300 year old yew tree.

The Well House
Castle Street, TN36 4EL
Alice Kenyon

This lovely garden is a testament to the garden owner’s late husband. Together they designed the garden and chose the plants carefully depending on their habits and habitats. There have been some changes to this garden since last year lending itself to a lower maintenance but leaving plenty to see still.

Barrack Square, TN36 4EG
Vicky Jessup

This lovely town garden has mixed planting. There are two ancient trees providing the gardener with interesting challenges at all times of the year. The wild garden offers a ‘secret’ sitting area and on the terrace there are many colourful planted pots and containers and an additional area of seating.

1 Strand Plat
Rockery Lane, TN36 4EE
Maddy Coelho

It has been some time now since this garden was rescued from years of abandonment. Initially it was laid to lawn but gradually borders have been introduced into the garden adding interest and colour, with lovely views to the sea.

Cleveland Place
Friars Road, TN36 4ED
Sally and Graham Rhodda

This pretty walled garden is full of colour, interest and texture. It is mostly paved with brightly coloured plants in large pots. There are several densely planted flower beds and a large variety of climbing clematis which intertwine along the attractive walls.

Cleveland House
Rookery Lane, TN36 4EE
Sarah and Jonathan Jempson

This stunning garden features a unique obelisk rising from a water feature designed by the present owners. There are superb views towards the sea and Rye, a stunning wisteria walk and a lawned area planted with hundreds of spring flowers.

Tanners Plat
Mill Road, TN36 4HT
Anita and Simon Bevan

Small traditional cottage garden with perennial borders flowering until late September. Large pots of agapanthus are spread throughout and a small fish pond complements this lovely garden. The planting colours are a palette of blues, whites and pinks which denotes a calming environment in which to sit and read.

Lookout Cottage
High Street, TN36 4EA
Mary Tidyman

A south facing cottage garden on several levels with sunny terraces boasting sea views and herbaceous beds bordering the small lawn. A variety of old fashioned climbers clad the boundaries, and height is achieved by a mature bay and younger amelanchier, weeping pear and strawberry trees.

Admission: £5
Wheelchair Access: Limited
Guide Dogs: Yes
Refreshments: Winchelsea New Hall
Parking: Publicroads

How to get there: From Hastings take the A259 to Winchelsea and follow the Open Gardens signage.

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