Stylish informal garden with Mediterranean planting.
About Denmans Garden
Formerly home to the great John Brookes MBE, one of the UK’s foremost landscape designers, Denmans Garden is situated in the countryside between Chichester and Worthing, not far from the South coast. This contemporary garden features unusual plants from across the world, with dry riverbeds, a walled garden, gravel gardens and a conservatory, arranged over 4 acres. The plot was converted from a market garden in the 1970s by Joyce Robinson, and the grounds, lying on a south-facing, gentle slope are perfect conditions for gardening.
There are a good variety of plants here, with Mediterranean species doing particularly well as the grounds are sheltered to the north by the South Downs. However, many native species are also grown, attracting pollinators and other wildlife, and contributing to a year-round display of good structure and colour. The relaxed style with its serpentine paths is far from the traditional formality associated with many English gardens, but strong geometric shapes punctuate the swathes of undulating plants to bring a sense of order to this beautiful landscape.
There is a plant centre which sells unusual plants and a charming gift shop here, which are well worth a visit, and the tea rooms will reopen after COVID-19 restrictions have ended.
Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Food Stall (Food and Drink), Cafe/Restaurant - Outdoor Seating, Cafe/Restaurant - Indoor Seating, Car Park (Free), Gift Shop, Plant Shop/Small Nursery
Spring: Daffodils, Magnolias, Bluebells
Autumn: Autumn Colour
Year-Round: Walled Garden, Pool/Pond, Greenhouses/Glasshouses
Tickets & Discounts
Day ticket prices: Adult £9, Seniors £7, Child £7.
Concessions: One carer goes free with disabled visitors.
Gardeners' World 2 for 1
Good to Know
Dog Walking: Yes - Dogs on leads.
Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Public Transport: Yes - From Barnham Train Station. Barnham Station Taxis are normally available at the station or can be pre-booked (www.barnhamstationtaxis.co.uk/contact). Denmans Garden is about 10 minutes away.
Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using BN18 0SU.
Last Entry: Same as 'Closing Time'.
Size of Site: 4 Acres.
Profile Information: Last updated by Denmans Garden in 2021.