Amazing Amberley Gardens

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Gardens galore to drool over!

For a Sunday afternoon each June the South Downs village of Amberley open up its garden in aid of charity. If you have never been to the village = it is off the B2139 from Bury Hill to Storrington. The village has a population of just 533 souls – and the most amazing houses and gardens!

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The village features thatched cottages, stone houses and walls and oak buildings all set above the Arun river valley overlooking the wildbrooks. Next to it is Amberley Castle. OldParkHouse200m-border-150x150 Amazing Amberley GardensOldPlaceHouseveggarden-150x150 Amazing Amberley GardensoldbarnsAmberley-150x150 Amazing Amberley Gardens

I have made a big collection of photos on my Pinterest page  -so do like and follow the Amberley board. (It’s easy to set up a Pinterest account and totally free.)

Check it out! https://uk.pinterest.com/Chiselfcatering/amberley-near-chichester-w-sussex/

But, seriously – photos do not do the village justice! DO go and pay a visit.

In addition to the 20 gardens that are open at Amberley there is another large estate and garden which is open the same day – New Park House at Madehurst – is very special and opens for the NGS. It has a monumental walled garden – several acres!! with a pool and tennis court – rolling grassland and woods – all looking towards the coast.

The homemade cakes and icecream were great, and of course there was a plant stall too! How can gardeners resist?!

Need more gardening ideas or know where to visit the best ones locally? Have a look at the Pinterest page on Gardens!

© Gayle Palmer Chichester Self Catering 2016.

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