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Artists' Gardens of Sussex

30th May 2023

4 days from £3,250pp

Visit the gardens of Sussex that are home to, or were created by, artists and examine how these gardens influenced their artwork and vice versa.
  • Explore Monk's House and Charleston, onetime home to some of the most prominent members of the Bloomsbury Group
  • Admire Charlotte Molesworth's topiary at Balmoral Cottage
  • Marvel at Robin Hutt's photographic art work at Fairlight End
  • Explore the garden at Bradness Gallery and view the paintings it inspires
  • Enjoy lunch at The Star in Alfriston, the latest addition to The Polizzi Collection
  • Exclusive visit to Sussex Prairies
  • Capture the deceptively suburban Driftwood Garden
  • Appreciate the decorated panels of the Church of All Angels
The concept of Artists’ Gardens is new to Boxwood and can be interpreted in many ways as there is a strong argument that the creation of all gardens is an art form. However, on this tour we broadly home in on gardens owned or created by artists, and we examine how these gardens affect their work.  At Balmoral Cottage for example, we explore how Charlotte Molesworth’ topiary work has influenced her paintings; and at Monk’s House and Charleston House we will see how the artists of the Bloomsbury group were inspired in their writing and paintings by their gardens. You will stay throughout the tour at Ockenden Manor Hotel, a charming and tranquil Elizabethan Manor House which offers decent food and warm hospitality, as well as a new spa and swimming pool: the perfect base for the tour. 

Your Accommodation

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

★★★
Overview
Ockenden Manor is an exquisite Elizabethan manor house approximately an hour’s drive from central London. The peace and tranquillity of Ockenden Manor provides a stylish retreat with 28 lavishly decorated rooms, outstanding spa facilities, an award-winning restaurant, all set in 8-acres of beautiful grounds overlooking Cuckfield Park.
 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Temple Spa bathroom products
  • Satellite TV
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Fluffy dressing gowns
  • Complimentary tea & coffee tray with home-made biscuits
  • Hairdryer
  • Nine acres of private gardens with terrace and croquet lawn
  • Fabulous restaurant serving delicious food created using the finest locally sourced ingredients
  • Award-winning Spa and treatment rooms
  • Stunning in-and-outdoor swimming pool
  • Oak-panelled bar
  • State-of-the-art gym & fitness studio
  • Elegant drawing room with open fire
  • Friendly, professional service
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