Two beautiful gardens in Thakeham, West Sussex open for the National Garden Scheme on the 24th July

The garden at Thakeham Place Farm is set in the middle of a working dairy farm, the garden has evolved over the last 30 years. Taking advantage of its sunny position on free draining greensand, the borders are full of sun loving plants and grasses with a more formal area surrounding the farmhouse (not open). There are lovely views across the farm to Warminghurst from the orchard. Thakeham Place Farm The Street, Thakeham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 3EP

Cumberland House is a Georgian village house (not open), next to the C12 church with a beautiful, mature, ¾ acre English country garden comprising a walled garden laid out as a series of rooms with well-stocked flower beds. There are two rare ginkgo trees and yew topiary, an informal garden with vegetable, herb and fruit areas, pleached limes and a lawn shaded by a copper beech tree. Cumberland House Cray’s Lane, Thakeham, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 3ER

Home-made teas. Refreshments in aid of Revitalise – Respite Holidays For Disabled People & Carers will be available at Thakeham Place Farm.

Open 2pm to 5.30pm Adults £8.00 for both gardens: Children free You can pre-book your tickets in advance on the NGS website or pay on the day.

The gardens re open in aid of the National Garden Scheme. The NGS 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.