The Gardens


Please take care when in the gardens. Neither the residents of Amberley nor the charities accept responsibility for injury, loss or damage, howsoever caused. Children to be supervised at all times and we regret some gardens are not suitable forwheelchairs.


See map below or click here for map of 18 open gardens.(pdf format)

1. Little Court

A sheltered cottage garden with a mix of shrubs and herbaceous plants with a vintage twist.

2. Wisteria Cottage

A thatched cottage garden favourite with rustic charm. Wildlife friendly with pond and wildflowers. Duncan Guthrie, the founder of Action Medical Research, lived here during hischildhood.

3. Pine Cottage

Very much a cottage garden, with elements of wildness. Two ponds and magnificent views over the Wildbrooks. Please ensure children are supervised at all times and extra care is taken on the stone steps.

4. Spindlewood

Cottage garden situated in a hidden location in the centre of the village, with pretty borders,vegetable garden and an old well. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

Willow Works by Michelle Clifford. A selection of individual baskets and small garden items for sale. " I make my baskets using a variety of Willows and each one is unique. I also incorporate hedgerow materials and willow bark into some of my baskets". Garden items include willow dragonflies, bird feeders and plant cloches.

5. The Laurels

A garden with formal and informal areas and two ponds- redesigned in the last few years. Not suitable for wheelchairs with many steps.

6. Southdown House

A secluded garden which includes a productive vegetable and soft fruit Potager, herbaceous and rose borders and trees underplanted with wild native flowers.

7. Old Stack Cottage

Steps (no handrail) leading to a half acre of very informal country cottage garden with views of Amberley Mount. Plants, shrubs, flowers and trees along with raised beds, pond (dep and not enclosed) and Privy! Not suitable for wheelchairs and children need to be supervised.

8. Stream Barn

Originally a working farmyard, now garden terracing blending with the backdrop of the South Downs. Planted with fragrant roses (at least 45 varieties) clematis and hardy perennials.

9. The Old Brew House - CLOSES AT 17:00PM

Small walled garden, packed with plants – roses, clematis, delphiniums, peonies and many more. Partial wheelchair access only.

10. The Music Room

Total seclusion with magnificent silver birch, box, yew topiary and pleached limes. Partial wheelchair access only.

11. Oak Tree House

Three acres of garden with two follies, vegetable garden, shrubs, over 100 varieties of roses and 80 varieties of trees. Wheel chair accessible. The plant stalls are located here.

12. Rock Cottage

Rock Cottage is a small cottage garden, in the lee of the castle walls, with views of the village pond and Brooks. It demonstrates that a small shady spot can still be beautiful!

13. Willow Cottage

A charming cottage garden with spectacular views of the Amberley Wildbrooks, the village pond, Amberley Castle and the Church. Laid out over several terraces with a mixture of shrubs, lawn and borders with interconnecting paths and steps. Access is via the garden gate to the rear of the property. Steps and uneven surfaces may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility.

14. Rhiw

A terraced garden with shallow wooden steps. Views to the Wildbrooks. A range of hardy perennials with some unusual species. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

15. Little Nailards

Cottage garden informally planted with roses, clematis, box and as many perennials as can be packed in! Now four years on from a building site!

16. Amberley Place

Recently restored garden on three levels with dining terrace, formal beds, croquet lawn,wildflower area and Wildbrooks views. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

17. Old Place, Owl Barn and Owl Cottage Old Place

 Several levels with lots of roses, herbaceous borders, box and yew. Views to Downs. Owl Cottage: Tiny garden with shade tolerant plants and wildlife pond. Owl Barn: Patio with ‘apothecary’ plants; newly established small orchard and meadow; greenhouse; mini fruit and vegetable plot. All three gardens interconnected. Wheelchair access via Owl Barn.

18. Stotts Corner

A simple cottage garden to the front of the house emphasis on flowering and scent in a traditional way. Not suitable for wheelchairs.