Beautiful Gardens to visit in the Bosham Area

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Bosham is a great place to base yourself whilst visiting some beautiful gardens

All the Gardens are coming to life nicely now, with the roses coming out to join lilacs, azaleas and rhodedendrons. Within a thirty minute drive of Bosham you will find some of the most beautiful in the country .

West Dean Gardens

Just to the north of Chichester is an Arts and Crafts College housed on a private estate . The Victorian hunting lodge is only open to the public for one weekend each year but the Gardens are open from February to December. https://www.westdean.org.uk/gardens . Lots to see with a large walled garden containing glasshouses, a stunning pergola with roses and clematis, a lovely walk up to the arboretum and a restaurant for refreshment after all that exercise!

Uppark

is a National Trust property in South Harting to the north. Set amidst the South Downs, the views are superb.http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/uppark-house-and-garden

Petworth

is a very famous National Trust property housing the largest art collection in the care of the National Trust. The 1200 acre estate was laid out by Capability Brown and is a great place to walk and see the lake and Rotunda . http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth-house-and-park .

Parham House

is situated between Pulborough and Storrington and is a stunning Elizabethan House. The gardens are very beautiful and include a four acre walled garden and amazing herbaceous borders. It’s not open every day so please check here before you go. http://www.parhaminsussex.co.uk/

Arundel Castle

dominates the skyline but inside the walls the gardens are beautiful and The Collector Earl’s Garden is not to be missed. http://www.arundelcastle.org/

Stansted Park Garden Show Rowlands Castle 10th – 12th June.

If all this professional Gardening makes you want to give yours a makeover you will find all the raw materials here, along with experts to give you any advice you may need.  http://www.thegardenshowonline.com/gardenshow_stansted/

The National Garden Scheme

also has several wonderful local private gardens that are open to the public on selected days for charity. Full details at http://www.ngs.org.uk/