In the heart of the picturesque village of Fletching and near the historic church are two small, welcoming cottage style gardens, each with their own character. 4 Corner Cottages where home-made teas will be served, has a small restful garden, tucked behind the High St, with a pond, water feature, small white border and more. Stunning views across farmland to Sheffield Park. Close by, the garden at Stones is packed with interest in a relatively small space. Colourful hanging baskets and pots, vegetable plot, fruiting kiwi climber, cardoon bed and mistletoe. The edge of the garden is wild to provide habitat for birds and wildlife. Castle for children to climb into under supervision. Linger in the tranquility of these gardens and ask the owners about their plants and gardens.
Saturday 8 July (12 - 5pm). Combined admission £4.00, children free. Home-made teas at 4 Corner Cottages.
Refreshments in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Partial wheelchair access to some parts of the gardens.
How to find us
Fletching Secret Gardens, High Street, Fletching, Uckfield, Sussex, TN22 3SS
4m NW of Uckfield. Parking signed to Church Farm, Church St, TN22 3SP. Tickets at each garden.
More about Fletching Secret Gardens
There are 24 buildings in Fletching that are listed. The Parish Church of St. Andrew and St. Mary the Virgin (Domesday Bk)is the oldest building and dates from the twelfth century. The spire is just over 30m in height and dominates the southern part of the village.In 1264 Simon de Montfort prayed at the Parish Church before the Battle of Lewes. His men camped on Fletching Common. Legend has it that a number of his knights who fell in battle were later buried beneath the nave of the Church in their battle armour. Within the Church there are numerous plaques and points of interest. In medieval times Fletching was a major producer of arrows, many of which were used in the Battle of Agincourt,1415.
An NGS garden visit embedded in the heart of village history.