Denmans Garden at Fontwell

The beautiful garden at Denmans Garden at Fontwell, opens for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 29th October

Denmans Garden Fontwell was created by Joyce Robinson, a brilliant pioneer in gravel gardening and former home of influential landscape designer, John Brookes MBE. Denmans is a Grade II listed post-war garden renowned for its curvilinear layout and complex plantings. Enjoy year-round colour, unusual plants, structure and fragrance in the gravel gardens, faux riverbeds, intimate walled garden, ponds and conservatory. Visitors will find inspiration and design ideas for gardeners of all skill levels and gardens sizes. Staff are always happy to answer questions. Unusual plants are for sale in the plant centre, most of which are propagated on site. The gift shop has one-off garden ornaments, pots, and vintage accessories along with work by local artists and makers.

Denmans Garden Denmans Lane, Fontwell, West Sussex BN18 0SU opens for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 26th February, Sunday 30th April and Sunday 29th October 11am-4pm. Pre-booking is essential. Please contact the garden owner Gwendolyn van Paasschen 01243 278950


The National Garden Scheme
Founded in 1927 by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise funds for community nursing means that gardens, health and community are at the heart of what we do at the National Garden Scheme. Every ticket bought, every garden visited, and every cake and cup of tea savoured translates into millions of pounds in donations not only to some of the UK’s best loved nursing and health charities but to garden charities and community projects too.
In 2022 we made donations of 3.11 million. Beneficiaries include Marie Curie, Parkinson’s Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK.