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Aldsworth House

Aldsworth

6 acre tranquil 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 peonies. Beautiful views over National Park. Carpets of spring bulbs including snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, bluebells and fritillaries. Two arboretums, two gravel gardens and mixed borders.
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    Tom and I are enthusiastic plantaholics trying to adapt a 6 acre Georgian family garden to the needs of the 21st Century. There are varied planting areas: spring bulbs - snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, bluebells and fritillaries around a huge 200 year old plane tree, a number of mixed borders, a croquet lawn, and 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 species, tree, herbaceous and 15 Itoh peonies (hybrids between the tree and the herbaceous peony. We have many species tulips (if the squirrels have not eaten them!) clematis and magnolias. Because of the conditions resulting from our beautiful old trees we have many woodland plants including ferns, hostas, epimediums and hellebores. Glimpses of the Edwardian past can be seen in the 1930s DVD of the family in the garden.

Features and Attractions

Short DVD showing the garden and family in the 1930s.

Aldsworth House- Canceled

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  • Regular opening
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  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Tom & Sarah Williams
darmady1@btinternet.com

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How to find us

Aldsworth House
Emsworth Common Road
Aldsworth
Sussex
PO10 8QT

6m W of Chichester.
  • More detailed directions
    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.
Accessibility information

Gravel and slope areas a little difficult, but the majority of the garden is flat.

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. There are varied planting areas: spring bulbs - snowdrops, crocus, daffodils, bluebells and fritillaries around a huge 200 year old plane tree, a number of mixed borders, a croquet lawn, and 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 species, tree, herbaceous and 15 Itoh peonies (hybrids between the tree and the herbaceous peony. We have many species tulips (if the squirrels have not eaten them!) clematis and magnolias. Because of the conditions resulting from our beautiful old trees we have many woodland plants including ferns, hostas, epimediums and hellebores. Glimpses of the Edwardian past can be seen in the 1930s DVD of the family in the garden.

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