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Ambrose Place Back Gardens

Worthing

The highly acclaimed back gardens of Ambrose Place have been described as a horticultural phenomenon and for 2018, 11 gardens will be open for visitors. Behind a classic Regency terrace, itself the architectural jewel of Worthing, the gardens have a rich panoply of styles, plantings and layouts, drawing inspiration from such exotic diversity as Morocco, Provence and the Alhambra, to the more traditional sources of the English cottage and Victorian gardens. All within the typically limited space of a terrace. A variety of imaginative water features add to the charm and attraction for all gardeners and prove that small can be beautiful. Do come and enjoy our special spaces.
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    Acclaimed by the national press, TV and radio, the hidden back gardens of Ambrose Place, Worthing have opened to the public since 1984 and have been described as a horticultural phenomenon. Behind a classic Grade II Listed Regency terrace, itself the architectural jewel of Worthing, the gardens have a rich panoply of styles, plantings and layouts, drawing inspiration from such exotic diversity as Morocco, Provence and the Alhambra to the more traditional sources of the English cottage and Victorian gardens. All within the typically limited space of a terrace (seriously restricted disabled access), a variety of imaginative water features add to the charm and attraction for all gardeners and prove that small can be beautiful.

    All gardens are maintained by their amateur garden owners, so they appeal to the average town gardener looking for ideas, as well as to those simply after an enjoyable day out. Some of the owners offer home grown plants for sale at very reasonable prices – always a popular feature with visitors.

    Entrance to the Ambrose Place Hidden Back Gardens is in Richmond Road (opposite the Public Library) and Ambrose Villa on the corner of Portland Road. Entry is £6 per person to see all gardens. Teas and cakes are available at number 5 and Ambrose Villa.

    Featured on BBC Sussex Radio 'Dig-it' programme, and in the Worthing Herald, West Sussex Gazette and other local media. Winner of the NGS ‘Exceptional Service Award' 2010.

    Do come and enjoy our special spaces from 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm on Sunday 24 June, Ambrose Place Hidden Back Gardens beckon to all who have the slightest gardening interest.

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Featured on BBC Sussex Radio Dig-it programme, in the Worthing Herald & West Sussex Gazette.

Ambrose Place Back Gardens- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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Ambrose Place Back Gardens
Richmond Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1PZ

Worthing Town Centre.
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    Entry points: Ambrose Villa, corner Portland Rd & Richmond Rd; No 4 Ambrose Place opp Worthing Library.

More about Ambrose Place Back Gardens

Acclaimed by the national press, TV and radio, the hidden back gardens of Ambrose Place, Worthing have opened to the public since 1984 and have been described as a horticultural phenomenon. Behind a classic Grade II Listed Regency terrace, itself the architectural jewel of Worthing, the gardens have a rich panoply of styles, plantings and layouts, drawing inspiration from such exotic diversity as Morocco, Provence and the Alhambra to the more traditional sources of the English cottage and Victorian gardens. All within the typically limited space of a terrace (seriously restricted disabled access), a variety of imaginative water features add to the charm and attraction for all gardeners and prove that small can be beautiful.

All gardens are maintained by their amateur garden owners, so they appeal to the average town gardener looking for ideas, as well as to those simply after an enjoyable day out. Some of the owners offer home grown plants for sale at very reasonable prices – always a popular feature with visitors.

Entrance to the Ambrose Place Hidden Back Gardens is in Richmond Road (opposite the Public Library) and Ambrose Villa on the corner of Portland Road. Entry is £6 per person to see all gardens. Teas and cakes are available at number 5 and Ambrose Villa.

Featured on BBC Sussex Radio 'Dig-it' programme, and in the Worthing Herald, West Sussex Gazette and other local media. Winner of the NGS ‘Exceptional Service Award' 2010.

Do come and enjoy our special spaces from 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm on Sunday 24 June, Ambrose Place Hidden Back Gardens beckon to all who have the slightest gardening interest.

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