5-acre south facing garden with lots of mature shrubs including camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas. The old yew and beech hedges give a certain amount of formality to this traditional English garden. There is an arboretum with a variety of flowering and fruit trees and a stroll across the field takes you to the wild water gardens. For the more energetic there is a woodland walk. Tea on the terrace is a must, surrounded by tulips and iris and looking out to the beautiful view of the South Downs.
Partial wheelchair access as garden is set on a slope.
Open for the National Garden Scheme Sun 14 May 1pm – 5pm. Admission £6, children free. Book online at https://ngs.org.uk or pay on the day. Home-made teas.
Hammerwood House Iping, Midhurst GU29 0PF
Take A272 from Midhurst, approx 2m outside Midhurst turn R for Iping. Over bridge, uphill to grassy junction, turn R. From A3 leave for Liphook, follow B2070, turn L for Milland & Iping.
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.
Visit https://ngs.org.uk for more information about the work of the National Garden Scheme, to search for gardens opening in your area or to find out how to open your own garden.
The National Garden Scheme Sussex Handbook is available in many local outlets.