National Garden Scheme: Shepherds Cottage Stoughton open BY ARRANGEMENT for GROUPS

A compact terraced garden using the borrowed landscape of Kingley Vale in the South Downs. The south facing flint stone cottage (not open) is surrounded by a Purbeck stone terrace and numerous individually planted and styled seating areas.

There is a small orchard under planted with meadow, lawns, yew hedges, amelanchier, cercis and drifts of wind grass provide structure and year-round interest. Many novel design ideas for a small garden. Ample seating throughout the garden to enjoy the views.

The whole garden was completely redesigned for the current owners in 2016 by Anne-Marie Powell and a SGD finalist for 2021. The garden is also being featured on the Sky Arts programme ‘The Art of the Garden’ in February 2023. The plot comprises of 5 different garden areas, including woodland, roses, herbaceous, multiple yew balls, bulbs, grasses, meadow and much more. Two sections were totally revamped in 2020 and are colourful and full of interest from March to September. All areas attract a huge number of bees and butterflies. The picturesque historic church, St Mary’s, Stoughton (11th century), behind the cottage, is well worth a visit.
Not suitable for wheelchairs or visitors with mobility issues.

Visits by arrangement April to August for groups of 10 to 35. Admission £6, children free. Home-made teas.
Jackie & Alan Sherling
07795 388047

Shepherds Cottage Milberry Lane Stoughton Chichester PO18 9JJ
Off B2146, next village after Walderton. Cottage is near telephone box & beside St Mary’s Church. No parking in lane beside house please.

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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