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Medieval thatched Wealden hall-house and picturesque garden

This rare 14th-century Wealden hall-house was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust, in 1896.

The thatched, timber-framed house is in an idyllic setting, with views across the River Cuckmere, and surrounded by a delightful, tranquil cottage garden full of wildlife.

Spring in the garden

Delicate apple blossom in our orchard © NT/Holly Jones

We have many rare varieties of apples in our orchard including the Sussex duck bill and the Alfriston apple.

Spring in the garden

Ribes sanguineum © NT/Holly Jones

This flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum, is a reliable plant that adorns the front garden of the Clergy House each spring.

Spring in the garden

Fritillaria in orchard © NT/Holly Jones

Our snake head fritillaries positively relish the damp conditions of our orchard in the winter and early spring.

Spring in the garden

Crocus at Alfriston Clergy House © NT/Holly Jones

Although different species of crocus bloom in different parts of the year, most in our garden will show their beautiful flowers during the spring.

Spring in the garden

Tulip in garden at Alfriston Clergy House © NT/Holly Jones

The tulip is one of our favourite and most recognised flowers in spring and these Saxatilis embellish the borders of the Clergy House.

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Easter bunny hunt

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo

Sat 12 - Mon 21 Apr, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Hunt high and low around our garden for the Easter bunnies on our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail to win a Cadbury's chocolate Egghead prize. 

  • £1.50 per trail