The National Garden Scheme: Whithurst Park Kirdford: Open Garden

Sunday, 7 July 2024

10:00 - 17:00
Whithurst Park, Billingshurst, RH14 0JW

Whithurst Park Kirdford is open for the National Garden Scheme

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The National Garden Scheme: Whithurst Park Kirdford: Open Garden

Whithurst Park has a 13year old walled kitchen garden with many espaliered fruit trees, herb beds, vegetable beds, flower borders and cutting beds. There is central greenhouse and a potting shed as well as interesting support buildings. An extensive compost area is placed close to beehives. The garden is cultivated on sustainability through permaculture principles. Plants will be on sale in the courtyard at the front of house and home-made teas available on the lawn adjacent to the courtyard. There are open lawns around the walled garden and house and visitors where visitors are welcome to have a picnic. There are also footpaths around the woodlands surrounding the house and lake. There is wheelchair access via a ramp over 10cm step onto garden paths.

Whithurst Park Kirdford, Billingshurst RH14 0JW is open for the National Garden Scheme on Sunday 7th July 10am-5pm) Admission £5, children free. Home made teas. Book online on the National Garden Scheme website or pay on the day.

Photo Judi Lion

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, and raises impressive amounts of money for some of the UK's best-loved nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Thanks to the generosity of garden owners, volunteers and visitors we have donated more than £70 million to our beneficiary charities, and in 2023 made donations of over £3.4 million. Founded in 1927 to support district nurses, we are now the most significant charitable funder of nursing in the UK and our beneficiaries include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.
The National Garden Scheme doesn’t just open beautiful gardens for charity – we are passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of gardens too. We fund projects which promote gardens and gardening as therapy, and in 2017, we launched our annual Gardens and Health Week to raise awareness of the topic. Our funding also supports the training of gardeners and offers respite to horticultural workers who have fallen on difficult times.

To learn more about the National Garden Scheme, discover your perfect garden or find out how to open your own garden, visit

Direct links to West Sussex NGS gardens


Whithurst Park
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