A garden for all seasons which delights the visitor. Started in 1988, it features cottage, woodland and Japanese style gardens, water features and borders of perennials with a particular emphasis on southern hemisphere plants. Unusual plants for the plantsman to enjoy, many grown from seed.
Many visitors have asked to see the garden at different times, so this year Mr and Mrs Williams have two open days in May and one evening opening in June which will be accompanied by wine and cheese.
The differing styles of the garden flow together making it easy to wander anywhere.
Wheelchair access over grass, bark paths and unfenced ponds.
Cookscroft opens for the National Garden Scheme Wed 10, Sat 13 May 11am – 4pm Evening opening Sat 24 June 5pm – 9pm. Admission £5, children free. Book online at https://ngs.org.uk or pay on the day. Light refreshments (May). Wine & cheese (June).
Refreshments in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
Visits also by arrangement Apr to Dec for groups of up to 30. Please contact the garden owner to discuss your requirements and arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit.
Mr & Mrs J Williams
Cookscroft Bookers Lane, Earnley, Chichester PO20 7JG
At end of Birdham Straight A286 from Chichester, take L fork to East Wittering B2198. 1m before sharp bend, turn L into Bookers Ln, 2nd house on L. Parking available
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.