Bates Green Farm and Tudor Cottage, Arlington, in Sussex.
Knowing how much we all love to visit and be inspired by other people’s gardens, we have been busy in lockdown arranging some exciting private garden visits – a real treat for a summer’s day out!
The garden at Bates Green Farm was designed and planted over a period of many years by the late plantsperson Carolyn McCutchan. The 1.5-acre garden surrounds the farmhouse, originally a gamekeepers cottage built circa 1814. This is an English garden planted in a naturalistic style, sitting comfortably within its rural surroundings. The soil is neutral pH heavy Weald clay. In recent years the garden has been lovingly restored by head gardener Emma Rees.
We will have coffee and cake on arrival and after a tour enjoy a delicious homemade lunch.
The second garden we will visit is Tudor Cottage in Arlington village which belongs to William Vincent. This is a true plantsman’s garden with lots of pots, inspirational borders, meadow areas and wonderful views of the Downs.
Cost: £60 per person – includes a delicious lunch and refreshments.
Dates: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Venue: Independant travel: we will meet at the first garden, and the address will be supplied after booking and nearer the time.