Gardens and parks in and around West Sussex

Our gardens are still flowering well into September, with vibrant colours, relaxing spaces and breath-taking views. Make the most of the autumn days with a visit to a garden in and around West Sussex.

The herbaceous borders at Nymans, Bateman's and Standen; and Capability Brown landscapes at Sheffield Park and Petworth are all yours to explore.

Welcome back sign in field

Check before you visit 

Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.

Nymans South African border

Nymans, West Sussex 

The borders at Nymans are still bursting with colour in September. While at the south end of the garden you'll find the South African bed, set in rhythmic patterns and bold drifts.

Path between Croquet Lawn & Kitchen Garden


In the Arts & Crafts garden, plants featured in Morris & Co. designs can be found in the borders and beds. Meanwhile the kitchen garden is at its most productive, providing the cafe with pumpkins, apples and more.

A family exploring the park in autumn at Petworth

Petworth House and Park 

The autumn landscape at Petworth can be breathtaking. The native oaks and limes have wonderful shapes as well as colours, and they’re interspersed with exotics such as yellow swamp cyprus, flaming yellow and orange acers and vibrant red oaks. It’s an incredible sight.

Autumn colour reflects in the lake at Sheffield Park Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Famous for its autumn colour, this is the season that Sheffield Park and Garden was planted for. Centuries of design and care have created the woods, glades and lakes with their remarkable autumn colours. Pre-booking is essential in 2020.