Oaklands Farm, Shipley, West Sussex will be open in aid of The National Garden Scheme on the 16th July. 10.30am to 5pm
Oaklands Farm is a country garden, designed by Nigel Philips in 2010. The oak lined drive leads to the house and farm and opens out to an enclosed courtyard with pleached hornbeam and yew. The herbaceous borders are colourful throughout the year. Wild meadow lead to an orchard and views across the fields.
The garden is an open flat space of about two acres, with a large lawn and grass paths leading to wilder areas, ideal for disabled visitors in dry weather. There is a good selection of mature specimen trees and pretty vegetable garden, greenhouse, orchard, and small pond. There are hens and geese and an aviary of finches and doves.
No dogs are permitted as we have free range poultry who roam the borders eating pests.
Perennial plants for sale. Home-made teas. Picnics welcome.
The garden is open on the 16th July: 10.30am to 5pm: Admission £6: Children free: Pay on the day:
and by arrangement with the owner https://findagarden.ngs.org.uk/garden/34939/oaklands-farm.
The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity, they are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. They also support charities doing amazing work in gardens and health and grant bursaries to help community gardening projects. They donated over £63 million to nursing and health charities and made an annual donation of over £3 million in 2021. Their core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. For more information, please also click on the following link – https://ngs.org.uk.