Coach Outings & Evening Garden Visits – Summer 2017


Chichester & West Dean Gardens, Chichester, West Sussex

Carol is pleased to announce that we have organised a Summer Outing on Saturday 22nd July 2017

Carol has arranged for the coach to PICK-UP at Horsham Railway Station at  9.15 am then from Hop Oast Park & Ride at 9.30 am to take us to Chichester for the morning then lunch.  Then we will go on to West Dean Gardens for the afternoon.

The cost will be £22.50 inclusive. Tickets are limited so please send your cheque , payable to Horsham and District Horticultural Society to Mrs C L Treharne at 35 Forestfield, Horsham, RH13 6DY  by 15th April 2017.


Evening Garden Visits

Carol has organised four evening garden visits for this year.  As usual all visits are on a Tuesday evening, to start at 6.00pm.  She will put the sunflower signs out where appropriate.




Tuesday 23 May 2017


Cowfold Road, West Grinstead, Horsham RH13 8LZ        Mrs J Gates

Owned by a garden designer, the garden is one acre with two acres of meadow with unusual mature trees and a lake.  Laid out in organically shaped beds the planting is mainly prairie style with grasses, structural plants, shrubs and herbaceous plants.  In early Spring bulbs bring welcome interest.

Off the A272 between Buck Barn Services & Cowfold.  From A24 Buck Barn, A272 E towards Haywards Heath for 2m, take 3rd L drive after Kennel Lane.  Or from Cowfold the A272 W towards Billingshurst for 1  miles, drive 1st R after Burnthouse Lane.  Please car share where possible as parking is limited.  THERE WILL BE YELLOW BALLOONS OPPOSITE THE ENTRANCE !!

£8 donation, incl. refreshments/wine, to the NGS.  Mrs Gates will give us a talk and show us round.


Tuesday 20 June 2017


Chesworth Close, Horsham RH13 5AL – Mr & Mrs M Schofield

A wooded one acre garden with rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas.  The garden features cordylines, gunneras, flower beds, a pond, a fountain and new formal rose garden set in open lawns.  An arch leads to a vegetable plot and orchard bounded by the river.  Large WW2 pill box in the orchard; visits inside with short talk are available.   Wheelchair access to most areas.

A 5 minute walk SE of St. Mary’s Church, Horsham.  From A281 (East St) L down Denne Road, L to Chesworth Lane, R to Chesworth Close.  Garden at the end of close.  4 disabled spaces, other parking in local streets and Denne Road car park.

£6.50 donation, incl. refreshments, to The Badger Trust.  Mr Schofield will give us a talk and tour of the garden.


Tuesday 25 July 2017


Bedham, nr Fittleworth, RH20 1JP – Mr & Mrs Haythornthwaite

A hillside garden with beautiful views surrounded by mixed woodland.  Focus on structure with a wide range of mature trees and shrubs.  A stream, pond and bog area.  An abundance of roses, clematis, hostas, rhododendrons and azaleas.

Between Fittleworth and Wisborough Green.  From Wisborough Green take the A272 towards Petworth.  Turn left into Fittleworth Road signed Coldharbour and proceed 1½ miles.  From Fittleworth take Bedham Lane off A283 and proceed for approx. 3 miles NE.  There is limited parking.

The donation is £6.50 including refreshments, also to the NGS.