National Garden Scheme: Black Barn West Grinstead open April to September 2023 BY ARRANGEMENT

Black Barn Garden was designed and planted in Jan 2018. The site was cleared and only the mature trees remained. A hedgerow separating the garden from the field was removed and a large pond has been created in the southwest corner. A large gravel garden was created to the south of the barn and a terrace laid. The existing terrace at the back was increased and a large bed was created.
Wheelchair access over grass only.

The courtyard garden is planted with grasses, hellebores and viburnums. Hydrangeas and other evergreen herbaceous plants additionally provide year-round interest. Tulips, agapanthus and dahlias also provide seasonal interest. The gravel garden is planted prairie style and has paths throughout, leading you down the garden to the wildlife area with grass meadows, where you will discover the pampas walk, an orchard and a pond with water meadow. The top of the garden has more bamboos, a vegetable garden with a cutting garden and extensive compost bins and chickens. There are many mature trees including three ancient oaks, where you’ll find a treehouse built amongst the folds of the tree trunks itself. There is also a small woodland area with snowdrops, primroses, wild garlic, bluebells and foxgloves.

Visits by arrangement 1 Apr to 29 Sept for groups of up to 20. Admission £5, children free. Home-made teas. Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.

Jane Gates
07774 980819

Black Barn Steyning Road West Grinstead Horsham RH13 8LR

From A24 follow Steyning Rd signed West Grinstead for 1m, passing Park Ln & Catholic Church on the L, continue round 2 bends, Black Barn is on L. Parking limited so car share would be appreciated.

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors The National Garden Scheme have donated over £67 million to nursing and health charities since they were founded in 1927. In 2022, they donated £3.11 million. Beneficiaries include Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support, Parkinson’s UK, Carers Trust and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

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