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, snowdrops and the hellebores in the woodland, shrubberies, roses and
herbaceous plantings including prairie beds. 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. Visitors used to seeing the garden in February and March will be surprised at how different it all looks just a few months later in the year.
We are looking forward to meeting
our National Gardens Scheme visitors in
May and June 2016. 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. There is limited parking at the village green car park, postcode BN6 9PJ. The 40, 40X, 270, 271 and 273 bus routes link us to Brighton, 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. Entrance to the garden this year is via this footpath and not at the main entrance as in previous years. The route from car park to garden entrance will be well signposted.
Visiting our garden is a great day
out. There are walks on the South
Downs with Jack and Jill
windmills and Oldland
windmill to visit and beautiful wall paintings to study in Clayton's Saxon
church. The entrance to Clayton Tunnel is nearby.
Tea, coffee and cakes will be available at the "Pembury Cafe".
Admission for adults in 2016 is £5.00.
Children free. Dogs on leads free.
We would like to thank everybody
who came to our garden in February and March 2015. Since our first opening in1992 we have suffered the hottest day on record (in August 2003) and the wettest winter (2013/14). This year we were blessed with good weather and our visitor numbers were the highest ever. We are pleased to say that we were able to send off over £20k to The National Garden Scheme and that we soared past our target of £100k raised in total over the years.
NICK & JANE BAKER, PEMBURY,
DITCHLING ROAD aka NEW ROAD, CLAYTON, HASSOCKS, BN6 9PH, UK
Phone: 01273 842805
Last updated: 8th October 2015