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THE TELEGRAPH: Gardens of Sussex

27 June 2022

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Visit the finest gardens and nurseries in the historic county of Sussex, as chosen by Helen Yemm, including a unique visit to Helen's own garden. Our base for this tour is the fine Elizabethan Ockenden Manor set in eight acres of beautiful grounds overlooking Cuckfield Park.
  • An 'early-bird' visit to Great Dixter, former home of the great gardener Christopher Lloyd
  • A private visit to Helen Yemm's own garden Eldenhurst
  • A special welcome lunch at Gravetye Manor, former home of garden writer William Robinson
  • Private lunch at Clinton Lodge, Lady Collum's garden
This is an all-star cast of mostly private gardens, including   a guided visit to the gardens of Gravetye Manor, an ‘early bird’ visit to Great Dixter, a special invitation to lunch with Lady Collum at Clinton Lodge and a unique visit to Helen Yemm’s own garden. You will stay throughout the tour at Ockenden Manor Hotel, a charming Elizabethan manor, which offers good food and hospitality – the perfect base for the tour. 

Your Accommodation

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

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