The 2-acre garden at Durrance Manor Shipley is the subject of a five-page spread by journalist and photographer Leigh Clapp in the August edition of Sussex Life Magazine. Open through The National Garden Scheme, Durrance Manor attracts both new and return visitors and has lots of ideas to inspire garden owners. There are many different areas to explore in the Japanese inspired gardens including a large pond, wildflower meadow and orchard, colourful long borders and a vegetable garden. There is also a Monet style bridge over a pond with water lilies and uninterrupted views over a ha-ha of the South Downs and Chanctonbury Ring.
Definitely a date to add to the diary.
The NGS have donated over £63 million to nursing and health charities and made an annual donation of over £3 million in 2021. Their core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
For more information on the work of the NGS, the above garden, other gardens opening in West Sussex or if you want to find out more about opening your own garden for the NGS go to the National Garden Scheme website https://ngs.org.uk
Pre-book your tickets in advance on the National Garden Scheme Website https://ngs.org.uk or you can just turn up and pay on the day.
Home-made teas. Refreshments in aid of St Mary’s Church, Shipley.
Admission Adult £6.00: Children free
Opening Monday 29th August 12am – 6pm
This garden opens By Arrangement from May 2022 to Sep 2022 for groups of between 1 and 99. Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.