September gardens in and around West Sussex

Make the most of the last rays of summer sun at gardens in and around Sussex. The borders are in full flight at Nymans in Handcross, while the garden at Standen, near East Grinstead, looks beautiful in the September light. Or take a chance to view late summer colour in the rose garden at Bateman's.

Gunnera growing in September in the wild garden at Bateman's, East Sussex


Take a late summer stroll through the September colour in the rose garden, or meander down to the wild garden to see majestic gunnera. As autumn approaches there’s the promise of plums, apples and pears from the orchard.

Nymans South African border

The South African bed  

At the south end of the garden you'll find the South African bed, characterised by unusual and interesting plants set in rhythmic patterns and bold drifts.

The mansion house at Woolbeding Gardens

A Garden of Design

Woolbeding Estate was given to the National Trust in 1957, find out more about how Woolbeding was transformed into a garden of design.

The lovely poppies in the vegetable garden at Alfriston Clergy House

The cottage garden

Sir Robert Witt, the chairman of the National Art Collections Fund was the property's first tenant and he is largely responsible for the cottage garden that you see today.