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Following the success of the 2022 Open Gardens, which raised over £30,000 for the Hospice, we are delighted to open the gates for our spectacular 2023 season, running from May until August!

The gardens span the breadth of Hastings and Rother, with a few further afield. This year we will be opening 55 gardens over 15 days throughout the season, offering a rare peek into the beautiful gardens hidden on our doorsteps.

Please see below for our July dates. Our May, June and August dates are available to view on our event diary.

Refreshments will be served on each date.

Saturday 1st July, 10:30am-4pm
Icklesham – multiple gardens.

Entry: £6 (covers all gardens)
Explore three gardens with a single entry price as follows:

Broadstreet House, Broad Street, TN36 4AS
With wonderful views down the Brede Valley, this garden has a wide variety of trees, a good number of flower beds, a natural pond, is much loved by wildlife, and features a waterfall and viewing bridge.

Fieldings, Broad Street, TN36 4AS
This is an organic wildlife garden, including a natural pond and meadows. It offers ornamental borders, a hidden vegetable patch, plus fruit and ornamental trees that provide an elevated backdrop.

Woodside, Broad Street, TN36 4AS
Just under two acres of garden divided into two distinct parts: a garden around the house with a large pond, mixed planting and a large vegetable/cut flower garden with a paddock.

Tuesday 4th July, 10:30am-4pm

Wardsbrook Farm, Wardsbrook Road, Ticehurst, TN5 7DR
Entry: £5

In around four acres of land, Wardsbrook is a Medieval farmstead located in a stunning valley with glorious views, including topiary, formal garden, shade garden, shrub border, hot border, wild meadows and a kitchen garden.


Tuesday 11th July, 10:30am-4pm
Hastings – multiple gardens.
Entry: £6 (covers all gardens)
Explore three gardens with a single entry price as follows:

41 Linton Road, TN34 1TW
This acre plot is loosely divided into silver birch woodland and natural pond, a rose walk, formal lawn, sculpture pond and cottage flower beds, vegetable garden, and dry front garden.

90 Priory Avenue, TN34 1UL
A plant enthusiasts hill top garden with spectacular views towards Rye, bounded by mature trees, also featuring a rockery and woodland area with several camellias, ferns and other shade loving plants.

Silverdale, 1 Amherst Road, TN34 1TT
A mock Tudor house built in 1935 stands on the rise behind Hastings with views to The Ridge across Alexandra Park. Created in 2020, this new garden is arranged around a central lawn and slopes gently northeast. Planted with a mixture of palms, tree ferns, non-native trees, herbaceous perennials and tender annuals aiming to create year-round interest with a sub-tropical feel.

Tuesday 18th July, 10:30am-4pm

Northiam – multiple gardens.
Entry: £7.50 (covers all gardens)
Explore six gardens with a single entry price as follows:

Westwell House, Main Street, TN31 6NB
The owners woodland garden is a multicoloured and meandering journey to be visited at leisure. Enjoy a mix of established trees, shrubs, climbers, perennials and annuals. With formal and informal areas: some shady, some sun-dappled and others in full sun.

Northiam Conservations Society’s Orchard and Jubilee Nuttery, St Francis Fields, Main Street (via Orchard gate entrance only)
The site is a former cherry orchard and one of the original trees is still standing. Around it, they have planted 60 new, young fruit trees, including rare and heritage varieties with a connection to Sussex.

Frewen College, Brickwall, Rye Road, TN31 6NL
An early 17th century manor house which is now home to a specialist dyslexia school. The formal gardens, currently undergoing a major restoration, are set within the oldest walled garden in Sussex.

South Grange, Quickbourne Lane, TN31 6QY
Hardy Plant Society members designed this garden with wildlife in mind. It has a large variety of both usual and unusual plants. Grasses, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, trees, containers and vegetable plot combine for year-round interest.

44 Cricketers Field, TN31 6FA
The intimate rear garden is a three-dimensional tropical jungle with bananas, palms, yuca, canna, bougainvillea with towering and trailing passion flower, jasmine and a multitude of other climbers.

Tuesday 25th July, 10:30am-4pm

Little Common and Cooden – multiple gardens
Entry: £6 (covers both gardens)
Explore three gardens with a single entry price as follows:

29 South Cliff, TN39 3EH
This garden is on the cliff face and faces the sea. A garden with a sea theme, rocks, stones, shells and plants that thrive in the exposed and often windswept garden.

Sunny Corner, 2 Beaulieu Road, TN39 3AD
A mature garden comprising herbaceous shrubs, perennials and annuals. It is a corner plot of about a quarter acre with the front laid mainly to lawn surrounded by beds of lavender, roses and hydrangeas. Through the gate to the back garden there is a live steam garden railway in its own village setting.

The Small House, Sandhurst Lane, TN39 4RG
A one-acre country garden on sandy soil with mainly herbaceous perennials and flowering shrubs. Features include a new succulent /alpine dry bed, pond, rose beds, wild flower bed, vegetable patch, fruit trees, fruit bushes, bluebell copse of mature silver birch and wild flower meadow prone to winter flooding and rabbit nibbling.

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