Cupani garden, Seaford, and Long House in the South Downs hamlet of Westdean, 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 recently renovated Cupani garden is a tranquil and award-winning haven. It boasts a formal courtyard garden, perennial herbaceous borders, a fernery, cutting patch, seating areas and so much more. Trees, shrubs, climbing plants, and sweet pea obelisks frame the garden and the gentle sound of water from the sculpted water features adds to the sense of peace and harmony. There will be plants for sale.
We will have coffee and cake on arrival and after a tour enjoy a delicious homemade lunch.
After lunch we will head over to the Long House in the South Downs hamlet of Westdean.
This one acre garden is set on a south facing free draining chalk slope, and is formed of colour-themed ‘rooms’ with different levels of steps and slopes. Many old favourites like hollyhocks, roses and lavenders dominate, with more unusual plants between.
Behind the house is an impressive border the entire length, richly planted with grasses, roses and perennials. Beyond the border a paddock with grass paths winds through a field of indigenous wild flowers. And, as you’d expect from the couple who started the renowned Pots and Pithoi, a haven of terracotta pots, there are plenty of beautiful Cretan pots dotted around the garden!
Cost: £60 per person – includes a delicious lunch and refreshments.
Dates: Wednesday 07 July 2021 / 10.30am to 4pm
Venue: Independent travel: we will meet at the first garden, and the address will be supplied after booking and nearer the time.