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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.

Summer in the garden

The beautiful Rosa de Recht on the terrace at Alfriston Clergy House © NationalTrust

Although the bloom on this Rosa de Recht is only small, the striking deep pink flower grabs your attention as you stroll along the lower garden.

Summer in the garden

Enjoy the lovely dianthus in the garden at Alfriston Clergy House ©  NationalTrust

This is just one of over 300 species of dianthus in the world, common ones include sweet William, pinks and carnations.

Summer in the garden

The lovely Geranium magnificum in the garden at Alfriston Clergy House © NationalTrust

Geranium magnificum is found in many of our boarders, these are ideal for ground cover and under planting roses and shrubs.

Summer in the garden

The lovely Erigeron Karvinsianus at Alfriston Clergy House  © NationalTrust

These pretty daisy like plants, Erigeron karvinsianus, gently self-sow into all the nooks and crannies around the garden.

Summer in the garden

A beautiful deep red poppy in the garden at Alfriston Clergy House © NTPL/NationalTrust

This showy poppy is over 4 feet tall with flowers six inches across. Poppies are ideal for adding splashes of colour to our sunny borders from late spring to early summer.

Summer in the garden

A beautiful clematis Princess Diana at Alfriston Clergy House © NTPL/NationalTrust

Clematis Princess Diana produces an abundance of vibrant, tulip-shaped flowers between the months of June and September.

Summer in the garden

Globe artichoke head with flower in bloom at Alfriston Clergy House © NTPL/NationalTrust

Globe artichokes are large, architectural perennial plants with edible flower buds but are also ornamental enough for our flower gardens.

 

Summer in the garden

Beautiful ox eye daisies and agrimony at Alfriston Clergy House © NTPL/NationalTrust

In our herb garden the ox eye daisies are loved by pollinating insects and agrimony are used as food plants by the larvae of some moths and butterflies.

 

 

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