Denmans Garden, Fontwell is opening for the National Garden Scheme on 29th October.

Denmans Garden, Fontwell is opening for the National Garden Scheme on 29th October.

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.

On site there is a plant centre with unusual plants for sale, a gift shop and treat shop offering refreshments.
Visitors will find inspiration and design ideas for gardeners of all skill levels and gardens sizes. Staff are always happy to answer questions. Plant Centre features for sale unusual plants 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. Treat Shop
Featured in RHS The Garden, Pro Landscaper, Sussex Life and The English Garden magazines and The Telegraph.
Pre-booking essential, please contact the garden owner Gwendolyn van Paasschen
01243 278950


Refreshments Light refreshments.
Admission Adult £9.00, children £7.00
Opening times10am – 4pm

Denmans Garden is open in aid of the National Garden Scheme on this date. The NGS have donated over £63 million to nursing and health charities. Their core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. For more information on open gardens, the work of the National Garden Scheme or if you would like to enquire about opening your own garden go to the NGS Website

For a direct link to National Garden Scheme October opening gardens and ‘By Arrangement’ gardens in West Sussex click on the following links

West Sussex October Gardens

West Sussex By Arrangement Garden Autumn

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