The National Garden Scheme: Garden Open Days: Lordington House

Early C17 house (not open) and walled gardens in South Downs National Park. Clipped yew and box, lawns, borders and fine views. Vegetables, fruit and poultry in the kitchen garden. 100+ roses planted since 2008. Trees both mature and young. Lime avenue planted in 1973 to replace elms. Wildflowers in field outside walls, accessible from garden.
Gardens overlook Ems Valley, farmland and wooded slopes of South Downs, all in AONB.
Wheelchair access is possible, but challenging with gravel paths, uneven paving and slopes. No disabled WC.

Lordington House is open for the National Garden Scheme Sat 10, Sun 11 June (2pm-5pm). Adm £5, chd free. Home-made teas. Book online or pay on the day.
Visits also by arrangement 12 June to 27 Oct. If you would like to arrange a date for a group or bespoke visit contact Mr & Mrs John Hamilton 01243 375862
Lordington House Lordington Chichester PO18 9DX

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

Photo Judi Lion