National Garden Scheme: Open Garden: Cumberland House

National Garden Scheme: Open Garden: Cumberland House

A Georgian village house (not open), next to the C12 church with a beautiful, mature, ¾ acre English country garden comprising a walled garden laid out as a series of rooms with well-stocked flower beds, two rare ginkgo trees and yew topiary, leading to an informal garden with vegetable, herb and fruit areas, pleached limes and a lawn shaded by a copper beech tree.

Cumberland House is open for the National Garden Scheme Thur 20, Sun 23 July (2-5.30). Cumberland House opens with another garden Thakeham Place Farm. Combined admission for both gardens £8, children free. Home-made teas at Thakeham Place Farm.
Refreshments in aid of Revitalise – Respite Holidays for Disabled People & Carers.

Wheelchair access through gate at right-hand side of house.

About the National Garden Scheme
The National Garden Scheme was founded in 1927 by The Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise money for district nurses. Ever since then it has given annual donations to nursing and health charities totalling over £67 million. It gives visitors unique, affordable access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands and raises impressive amounts through admission charges and the sale of tea and cake. Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we are now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK. As well as the Queen’s Nursing Institute, our beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and Parkinson’s UK. The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We fund projects which promote gardens and gardening as therapy, and in 2016 commissioned The Kings Fund report Gardens and Health Our Gardens and Coronavirus 2020: The importance of gardens and outdoor spaces during lockdown report was published in September 2020.

For more information on the work of the National Garden Scheme, to find other gardens open in the area or to enquire about opening your own garden visit

For other gardens opening in West Sussex this Summer click on the following link.

West Sussex summer gardens