ST MARY'S GARDENS ARE OPEN!
Peter Thorogood and
Roger Linton, together with the garden team at St Mary's, are delighted to
be able to welcome you to come and explore our five acres of beautiful
The gardens will be
open on the following dates in July (2pm - 6pm, last entry 5pm):
Sunday 19 July
Thursday 23 July
Sunday 26 July
Thursday 30 July
then on Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays in August.
We can reassure you that we have done all
we can to make the garden a safe place to visit. Unfortunately we are
unable to open the house at this time, but we will keep this under review.
It is important for
all our safety that you please read the following before you plan your
Before your visit
1. While it is not
essential to pre-book entry tickets online, we would prefer it if you could,
in order to help us manage visitor numbers. For pre-booking, we have set up entry
tickets every half hour from 2pm.
Please check which time slot you are booking for.
2. You can book and
prepay for your tickets here.
BOOK TICKETS NOW
3. You will need to
bring proof with you of your prepayment - either as a printout or on your
smart phone. If you are a member of The Friends of St Mary's or HHA, or have
an offer card (such as 2 for 1), please bring your membership card with you.
4. We will reserve
a number of tickets to be paid for on the day - payments can only be
taken with contactless credit/debit card. Please note that you may have to
queue for a short period if you take this option (2pm tends to be the
When you arrive
5. We will be
asking volunteers and visitors to follow government guidance on social
distancing, ie, 2 metres (6 ft) between you, other visitors and all our
volunteers. St Mary's Gardens covers five acres and so gives plenty of scope
for a safe visit in the restful open air and beautiful Sussex countryside.
6. According to
current government guidelines, visitors may only walk together in the garden
if from the same household. If you see other visitors please take an
alternative route or hold back and keep your distance. Please be respectful
if queuing for tickets, and keep your distance from those around you.
7. We have
set up some one-way routes in the garden and there will be volunteers on
hand to assist with directions - but it's your responsibility to make this
work for everyone.
These are available on a take-away basis (following government guidelines).
9. Other than guide
dogs, no pets are allowed in the gardens.
We look forward to
welcoming you to our beautiful gardens. To whet your appetite, you can watch a video
of the beautiful gardens of St Mary's bursting into life in May.