Depending on the vagaries of the season, hellebores and snowdrops are at their best in last 2 weeks of Feb and early March. It is a country garden, tidy but not manicured. There is always work in progress on new areas. Winding paths give a choice of walks through 2 acres of owner maintained garden, which is in, and enjoys views of the SDNP. Wellies, macs and winter woolies advised.
How to find us
Pembury House, Ditchling Road (New Road), Clayton, West Sussex, BN6 9PH
6m N of Brighton, off A23. On B2112, 110yds from A273. Parking for groups at house. Please car share. Overflow parking at village green, BN6 9PJ; then enter by Cinder Track & back gate. Good public transport service.
More about Pembury House
Since we moved to Clayton some 34years ago we have been able to establish the garden here so that it gives us pleasure throughout the seasons. There is always work in progress! We planted an area of woodland early on and the whips that we planted in 1984 are now mature trees giving shelter to a wide variety of birds. The hellebores and snowdrops thrive under the woodland shade and then the ferns and shade loving plants take over. There are lots of benches to relax on and enjoy the views. Nearby Jack and Jill windmills (not open), Tunnel Cottage over main line railway (not open), Saxon wall paintings in village church.