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Shepherds Cottage

Chichester

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.
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    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.

Features and Attractions

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.

Press and Media Coverage

In 2017, featured on Alan Titchmarsh's 'Love Your Garden' (June), and in Gardens Illustrated (Oct).

Shepherds Cottage- Canceled

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On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

Jackie & Alan Sherling
07795 388047
milberrylane@gmail.com

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How to find us

Shepherds Cottage
Milberry Lane
Stoughton
Chichester
Sussex
PO18 9JJ

9⅙m NW Chichester.
  • More detailed directions
    Off B2146, next village after Walderton. Cottage is near telephone box & beside St Mary's Church. No parking in lane beside house.
Accessibility information

Not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues.

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.

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