National Garden Scheme: Garden in Midhurst, designed to support wildlife and biodiversity, open for the NGS.

1 Pest Cottage
This edge of woodland, architect’s studio garden of approximately ¾ acre sits on a sloping sandy site. Designed to support wildlife and biodiversity, a series of outdoor living spaces connected with informal paths through lightly managed areas, creates a charming secret world tucked into the surrounding common land. The garden spaces have made a very small house (not open) into a hospitable family home.

Track access and sloping site makes the garden unsuitable for wheelchairs or restricted mobility.

Open for the National Garden Scheme Sun 28 May 1pm – 5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Book online at or pay on the day.

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, Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK.

Visit for more information about the work of the National Garden Scheme, to search for gardens opening in your area or to find out how to open your own garden.

1 Pest Cottage Carron Lane, Midhurst GU29 9LF
W edge of Midhurst behind Carron Lane Cemetery. Free parking at recreation ground at top of Carron Ln. Short walk on woodland track to garden, please follow signs.