A compact terraced garden using the borrowed landscape of Kingley Vale in the South Downs. The s-facing flint stone cottage (not open) is surrounded by a Purbeck stone terrace with lush planting schemes. The upper beds are planted with a profusion of tulips, alliums, roses, verbascum, and lilies.
A small orchard (under-planted with meadow), lawns, yew hedges, ilex balls and drifts of wind grass provide structure and yr-round interest. Many novel design ideas for a small garden. Ample seating throughout the garden to enjoy the views. Lunches and WC at the Hare & Hound Pub, a 5 min walk away.
Sunday 15 April, Monday 16 April (11am - 4pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.
Refreshments in aid of St Mary's Church, Stoughton.
Visitors also welcome by arrangement April to June for groups of 10+. Admission £5.00, children free.
Jackie & Alan Sherling
Not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues.
How to find us
Shepherds Cottage, Milberry Lane, Stoughton, Chichester, Sussex, PO18 9JJ
9⅙m NW Chichester. Off B2146, next village after Walderton. Cottage is near telephone box & beside St Mary's Church. No parking in lane beside house.
More about Shepherds Cottage
Roses, verbascums, euphorbias, lilies, salvias, geraniums, herbs and many other sun-loving plants fill the upper beds. All areas attract a huge number of bees and butterflies. At the top of the garden is raised woodland spring garden. The garden was completely redesigned for the current owners in 2016 by Anne-Marie Powell. The picturesque historic church, St Mary’s, Stoughton (11th century), behind the cottage, is well worth a visit.