Denmans Garden Outdoors
There is something about the garden at Denmans which is quite unlike any other in Britain, for its display is not only to do with flower colour, but foliage form, textures and, of course, as it moves to autumn, with foliage colour as well.
Although the garden is only four acres in size, its layout is such that the visitor enjoys many small areas within the overall, for it is punctuated with pieces of statuary, a well designed pot or a warm sitting corner. In fact, it is a garden full of ideas to take home, and which can then be interpreted within smaller garden spaces.
One of the most interesting features in the garden is the use of gravel. It is used both to walk on and as a growing medium so that you progress through the plantings rather than past them. It creates a casual, jungly effect, particularly in the walled garden, whilst allowing the plants to develop naturally.
And to cut down on the labour of constantly mowing the grass to one length, much of it is left longer and is cut monthly with a rotary mower, though with meandering mown paths through it, cut down each week.
The effect is of a tamed wilderness, and the organic patterns this creates combine with the random growth of plant material through gravel to create a thoroughly relaxed and very different mood.
Over the Christmas and New Year period we will be closed on the 25th, 26th of December and the 1st of January.
Entrance to the Plant Centre and Garden Cafe is FREE OF CHARGE. There is ample free parking for cars and coaches.
ADMISSION CHARGES TO THE GARDEN--prices all per person
Senior Citizens £3.45
Children (4-16 years) £2.25
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £11.00
Groups of 15 or more persons £3.25 (Groups with fewer than 15 - normal charge). Groups strictly by appointment only please.
AddressDenmans Lane, Fontwell, Sussex, BN18 0SU
Opening times9am - 5pm
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