NGS Garden of the Month in The English Garden February 2018
Article in Garden Answers February 2019 issue (out Jan 2nd)
We moved to Clayton over 30 years ago
and have steadily developed the garden ourselves. Our garden is three acres in
size, planted informally on clay at the foot of the South
Downs. There are young and mature trees, shrubberies, roses and
herbaceous plantings and of course, the snowdrops and the hellebores. The garden
is owner maintained and is designed for year round interest. There are plenty of
seats so the views can be enjoyed at leisure.
We are looking forward to meeting
our National Gardens Scheme visitors in
February and March 2019. You can find us on the B2112, 100 metres from the junction with
the A273. We are less than one mile from the A23 and about six miles from
Brighton. The 270, 271, 272 and 273 bus routes link us to Brighton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Crawley. (The bus-stop at the Jack and Jill pub is 300 metres from the garden entrance.) The garden lies on the footpath between the new Hassocks main line station and Clayton at a distance of about one mile. Note that there are no trains from 16th to 24th February whilst the signaling is upgraded. There will be a replacement bus service.
The garden is always cold in
winter and invariably muddy, so winter attire is a must.
Individuals are welcome to book as are groups of up to 30. Coaches are also welcome to book. Admission, including refreshments, is £9.00 for adults, children free. Dogs on leads free. Parking for groups at house, please car share. Overflow parking at village green BN6 9PJ - you will be directed to the Cinder Track and the back gate. Any garden tours start soon after opening.
Pre-payment required for larger groups. No concessions
We would like to thank everyone
who visited the garden in 2018. We had over 400 visitors and are pleased to say that we were able to send off just over £4000 to The National Garden Scheme. We have raised a total of £113,608 since we started opening the garden in 1992.
NICK & JANE BAKER, PEMBURY,
DITCHLING ROAD (NEW ROAD), CLAYTON, HASSOCKS, BN6 9PH, UK