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Featured East Sussex Gardens

9 miles south-west of Tenterden. South side of Northiam village Timber-framed house surrounded by a Stuart garden (house and garden open by appointment only). The house has 17th century drawing room with a plaster ceiling and good portrait. The garden was was created in around 1680. Today Brickwall House is owned by the Frewen Educational Trust. Features include herbaceous borders, herb displays, a beech walk, and interesting chess garden.
Merriments Garden
Signposted from the A21, between Hawkhurst and Hurst Green on the A229, west of Northiam 4 acres of garden with a nursery garden run by the Buchele family. From spring to autumn the mix of trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses provides interest and colour combinations. Features include an entrance garden set out in the style of Monet's 'Grande Allee' at Giverny in France, a foliage border, more woodland and a rock and scree garden.
Sheffield Park
5 miles north-west of Uckfield, on east side of A275, midway between Lewes and East Grinstead 120 acre woodland garden on the edge of the Sussex Weald. In 1775 the 1st Lord Sheffield commissioned James Wyatt to design a neo-Gothic mansion and 'Capability' Brown to landscape the grounds. The lakes have picturesque waterfalls joining one level to the next. Around the lakes is a range of trees and shrubs making Sheffield Park one of the finest woodland gardens in Britain.
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