Garden Visits

One of the best ways to get great ideas for your Patcham garden is to visit other fabulous gardens and steal theirs! We are organising a number of visits to local(ish) gardens during 2024, please see below for details and for details of past visits. We ask that you make your own way to each garden, but if you need a lift, please let us know and we will do our best to arrange one for you.

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    RHS Wisley 2024

    We are planning a visit to RHS Wisley on Saturday March 2nd 2024.  As an affiliated society of the RHS we are entitled to a free trip to one of their gardens every year and weather permitting we are going to visit their winter garden for some seasonal inspiration. The glasshouse will also be displaying their Houseplant Takeover – Plants Before Time exhibition. Wisley is one hour’s drive from Patcham and we ask that you make your own way there, car sharing with other members if you are able to. The visit will start at 10.30 am.

    Sussex Prairie Garden

    One of the best gardens in the country is just 20 minutes from Patcham! We enjoyed a  tour of the fabulous Sussex Prairie Garden in Henfield, led by their co-creator, Pauline McBride at the height of the 2023 summer season.

    Surrounded by mature oak trees, the eight acre garden consists of a series of interlocking arcs of large planted borders in a naturalistic style. Large drifts of different varieties of plants are  grouped in a free flowing style, with contrasting leaf forms, stems, stalks, flower shapes and textures. 

     

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        Town Place Garden visit July 2023

        We enjoyed a private tour of the fantastic Town Place Garden, near Sheffield Park in July.

        Recently featured on the cover of Country Life Magazine, Town place is a three-acre garden with over 600 roses, herbaceous borders, a herb garden, topiary inspired by the sculptures of Henry Moore, ornamental grasses, an 800 year old oak, potager, and a unique 'ruined' Priory church and cloisters, in hornbeam.

         

        Open Garden

        Thank you to PGN member, Maria, for opening her garden for us in June. The sun shone and the afternoon was a delightful opportunity for us to socialise in a gorgeous environment. All proceeds went to Tommy's, a charity that raises money to help with baby loss and pregnancy complications. 

        Interested in opening your own garden to PGN members? We would like to encourage you all to do so. Please let us know!

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          Wisley visit April 2023

          In April we took a trip to RHS Wisley - the sun shone and the tulips were out in force.

          As an affiliated society of the RHS we are entitled to a free trip to one of their gardens every year. In 2023 we opted for a late spring visit to enjoy the early colour and promise of more to come.