Merriments Gardens' RHS Partner Garden has 4-acres of beautiful colour-themed borders set amongst the rolling countryside of East Sussex. Started in 1991, the Gardens grew out of a bare clay field to become four remarkable acres of creative design and striking planting. The deep, sweeping borders imaginatively designed with carefully chosen planting combine colour, form and texture to ensure that each area blends seamlessly into the next to create a satisfying and harmonious whole, all set on a gently sloping, South facing site with good parking and easy access.
Designed to inspire visitors through the seasons; Spring starts with a pastel palette of crocus and wood anemones underplanted in the Silver Birch Glade and drifts of Camassia in the Grass Meadow, but the real highlight are the swathes of Tulips with over 20,000 being planted each year. Developing through the months, the hotter the weather, the more vibrant the colours of the Summer perennials become finally peaking in the stunning Autumn colours of the many trees planted throughout the Garden.
Under new ownership since June 2017, there is a programme of works ongoing to both restore the Garden to its former glory and introduce some new features and planting, such as a newly planted Fernery, seasonal Tropical beds and many trees are being added. Specialising in unusual perennials, many of the plants seen in the Gardens are propagated and grown on site and available to purchase in our Plant Centre. We also have a Gift Shop and licensed Restaurant serving coffee, lunches and cream teas. Dogs are welcome on leads.
Garden Opening: 22nd March - 1st November 2020
Centre Opening: Plant Centre, Shop & Restaurant open 7 days a week all year (closed between Christmas Day & New Year and Easter Sunday).
Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm
Garden Admission Rates: Adults £9; Seniors £8.00; Children (under 16) F.O.C;
Groups (15+) £8, RHS Members (named Cardholder only) F.O.C
Facilities: Plant Area; Garden & Gift Shop; Licensed Table-Service Restaurant; Cafe
Disabled Access: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Bookings Contact: Not required unless for group / coach bookings; firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings Tel: 01580 860666
Location: Merriments Gardens, Hawkhurst Road, Hurst Green, East Sussex, TN19 7RA
Updated: December 2019