The Rose Garden at Nymans is teaming with delicate blooms and densely-petalled clusters. Plus very Friday in June we are open from 6pm to 8.30pm so you can enjoy the garden in the evening light. Bring a picnic, book on a garden tour or play croquet.
Discover a landscape garden that excites the senses. Early summer brings vibrant blooms, followed by our Waterlily Festival from mid June. Explore winding paths, grand trees, lakes, cascades and bridges.
Revel in the glory of the garden. Hear what our Head Gardener has to say about the garden inspiration left by owner Rudyard Kipling and see for yourself the space Kipling created for his family and friends to enjoy.
Discover delights at every turn with distinctive garden rooms set against thoughtfully composed borders. Formal gardens merge into the rural landscape of the River Rother, a perfect backdrop for the many sculptures and follies. A masterpiece of colour and design, you’ll lose hours exploring this carefully cultivated garden.
The majestic 700-acre park at Petworth is one of the finest surviving unspoilt examples of an English landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Explore this historic park wandering in the footsteps of artists, encountering herds of deer and sweeping away cobwebs with our walking trails.
A beautiful English country garden designed by Leonard Woolf with incredible views of the Sussex Downs. Virginia Woolf was greatly influenced by the garden at Monk's House inspiring her short story 'The Orchard'.
Our gardens are all at their colourful best during the summer months with vibrant colours, relaxing spaces and breath-taking views. From the rose garden at Polesden Lacey to the landscaped vistas at Claremont, find a summer garden near you.
A butterfly dancing from blossom to flower is always a cheerful sight, these bright, colourful emblems of warmth and sunshine are perhaps our best-loved insects. Enjoy a stroll in the sunshine at some of our best Sussex butterfly spots.
Make the most of late summer with a walk in the West Sussex countryside. Take your pick from these downloadable walking trails which will lead you to the very best landscapes for butterflies and wildflowers, lanes and hilltops in the South Downs, open parkland and coastal paths.