In and around West Sussex
A place of iconic coastline, gardens, literary greats, rolling South Downs, vast art collections and a castle.
Places to visit
Behind the scenes at Nymans the wisterias form a magnificent spectacle and their scent fills the air.
Hawthorn was famously known as the May-Tree or may-blossom as it usually flowers in May, and once played a large part in May Day festivities. It can be seen flowering in hedges and woodlands in spring.
This is the commonest blue found in the British Isles. While the male has bright blue uppersides, the female is mainly brown with some blue markings. Caterpillars hatch from eggs to feed on bird’s foot trefoil plants.
Sheffield Park and Garden is a blaze of colour, behind the scenes, as the 1,000 spectacular rhododendrons come into bloom between mid-May and early June.