Parham is one of my top ten favourite gardens to visit in England.

Explore the seven acres of Pleasure Grounds with the Pleasure pond, specimen trees and Veronica’s Maze.

The four-acre Walled Garden is a masterpiece. Pre-dating the house, there are wide herbaceous borders, a rose garden, a cut garden, a vegetable garden and an orchard.

Don’t miss the greenhouse with its collection of pelargoniums and other tender plants.

And in the words of Lady Emma Barnard and Ray Gibbs: ‘The Garden is a series of interlocking pictures, woven into each other with a tapestry-like effect. It contains strong bones but wild and woolly planting in the English romantic tradition.’

The house is lived in by the great-grandaughter of Clive Pearson, Lady Emma Barnard and her family.

Historic Houses members visit for free.


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Address: Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS View map Phone: 01903 7420212 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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