Old Cross Street Farm is a modern garden with a nod to traditional planting nestled in the ancient landscape of the Sussex South Downs. Despite its ancient buildings the garden was only designed and planted 14 years ago and enjoys many of the contemporary twists not usually found in such a landscape. There is an abundance of mass planting, demonstrating the advantages of a limited planting palate for ease of maintenance and impact. The impressive views of the South Downs give the garden an extra dimension. Garden features include an enormous circular lawn, cloud hedging, an orchard, cutting garden, transformed farmyard, modern mass planting, all-year-round interest, a cottage garden, use of hedging, a raised formal pond, uses of different hard landscaping materials and planting of over 40 trees.
This garden opens for the National Garden Scheme ‘By Arrangement’ from May 2022 to Oct 2022 for groups of between 10 and 30.
This means the garden welcomes visitors on pre-agreed dates.
Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.
Belinda & David Wilkinson
Light Teas served
Sorry no picnics or WC
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 have 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.