Unique garden at Five Oak Cottage, Petworth, open on Friday 9th September and Sunday 11th September, 10am to 4pm for National Garden Scheme.

Five Oaks Cottage has an unconventional garden, designed to encourage maximum wildlife with a knapweed and hogweed meadow on clay attracting clouds of butterflies in July, plus two small ponds and lots of seating. The acre of delicate jungle surrounds an Arts and Crafts style cottage (not open) and has stunning views of the South Downs.

Admission is £5, children free. For this open day you need to prebook in advance on the NGS website https://bookings.ngs.org.uk/book/703c5c88-733d-ec11-8102-00155d9dea00/

Please note SatNav does not work – for printed directions, please email jeanjackman@hotmail.com or call 07939 272443.

Five Oaks Cottage is open in aid of the National Garden Scheme. The NGS have donated over £63 million to nursing and health charities. Their core beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute. For more information on open gardens, the work of the National Garden Scheme or if you would like to enquire about opening your own garden go to the NGS Website https://ngs.org.uk

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West Sussex Gardens in September