6 acre tranquil family garden being adapted to modern needs by plantaholic owners with enthusiastic help from two terriers. Unusual trees, shrubs, perennials, ancient apple trees, magnolias, roses and over 100 peonies. Beautiful views over National Park. Carpets of spring bulbs including snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, bluebells and fritillaries. Two arboretums and two gravel gardens.
Children’s quiz. Short DVD showing the garden and family in the 1930s.
Sunday 20 May, Tuesday 22 May (11am - 5pm). Admission £5.00, children free.
Light refreshments, home-made cakes & cream teas.
Refreshments in aid of The Apuldram Centre.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement February to May for groups of 10+ (or min charge £50). Admission £5.00, children free. Light refreshments.
Tom & Sarah Williams
How to find us
Aldsworth House, Emsworth Common Road, Aldsworth, Sussex, PO10 8QT
6m W of Chichester. From Havant follow signs to Stansted House until Emsworth Common Rd, stay on this road until Aldsworth. From Chichester B2178/B2146 follow road through Funtington to Aldsworth.
More about Aldsworth House
Tom and I are enthusiastic plantaholics trying to adapt a 6 acre Georgian family garden to the needs of the 21st Century. Considerable alterations have been made in the last year as we have had to adjust to the loss of most of our 100 year old box hedges. There are varied planting areas: spring bulbs - snowdrops, crocus, daffodils and fritillaria under an old plane tree, croquet lawn, gravel, bog and walled gardens, 2 small arboretums and a mound giving views over the National Park. We have many rare and unusual plants and the old orchard contains some very old fruit trees - one very old Sussex apple tree, Rougemont, provided a specimen for the national collection. We have over 100 peonies, including 12 Itoh hybrids between the tree and the herbaceous peony, and many species tulips (if the squirrels have not eaten them!) magnolias, clematis and woodland plants including hostas, epimediums and hellebores.