A compact terraced garden using the borrowed landscape of Kingly Vale in the South Downs. The s-facing flint stone cottage (not open) is surrounded by a Purbeck stone terrace, magnificent planting schemes, steps down to a small orchard, under-planted with chalk-loving meadow, lawns, yew hedges, ilex balls and drifts of wind grass provide structure and yr-round interest.
Design ideas for a small garden. There is ample seating throughout the garden to enjoy the views. Garden books for sale. Lunches and teas at the Hare & Hound PH, a 5 min walk away.
Tuesday 20 June, Thursday 22 June (11am - 4.30pm). Admission £5.00, children free.
This garden also makes a donation to St Mary's Church, Stoughton.
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.