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NGS Open Days 2023

By appointment
April to October

Tuesday April 11th  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday April 15th  2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday April 25th  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday April 29th  2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday May 9th  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday May 13th  2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday May 23th  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday May 27th  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday June 10th  2 pm – 5 pm
Tuesday June 20th  2 pm – 5 pm
Saturday June 24th  2 pm - 5 pm

Tuesday July 11th  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday July 15th  2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday July 25th  2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday August 8th  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday August 12th  2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday August 22nd  2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday September 23rd 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday September 30 th 2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday October 10th 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday October 14th 2 pm - 5 pm

01903 884981

70 Ford Road
West Sussex
BN18 9EX

 Pre-booked via National Garden Scheme with timed slots, two Tuesdays per month throughout the season
 The NGS Gate at the top of this page is a link to our info page on the NGS website for a full list of dates

This beautiful garden has been designed specifically to create a lush and tranquil paradise in which to entertain and relax in. A concentrated effort has been made by two talented owners, to incorporate eye catching woodland sculptures including ‘Joey, the War Horse' our proud stag, ‘Wee Brodie' who peeps out from our woodland stumpery and Athena the owl.
Two bronzed boxing hares and a canny fox cub have recently joined our ever-increasing sculptural projects.
Our resident bugs languish in our No.10 Downing Street Bug Hotel.

     10 Downingstreet      

Apart from these quirky ideas we have created a colourful garden set round a fully stocked raised fishpond, babbling water rill, curved and irregular interlocking flowerbeds, filled with year-round colour of tulips in spring, roses, clematis, fuchsias, hydrangeas, dahlias and cannas all mixed in with exotic and architectural plants and specimen trees that have been adapted to give height and dapple shade.
This garden is packed with ideas of how to incorporate a productive salad garden with herbs, textured planting and of course vibrant colour and scent.

We have comfortable seating for up to 24 visitors and extra seating can be organised by prior arrangement. So why not enjoy one of our most delicious homemade afternoon teas comprising of a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes at £6.50 pp. or we can supply tea/coffee and a selection of cakes at £2.50 per person.


We also have a wonderful and imaginative collection of heritage style bird boxes and home décor items, beautifully hand-made by us and a few talented local craftsmen, for sale in our conservatory shop.


During our October opening we will have the garden lit with lights and decorated and will be serving mulled wine and fruit pies with custard alongside our usual refreshments.
The conservatory shop will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with Christmas gifts and unique Christmas decorations for sale.

How to find us by car or coach travelling along the A27

West Bound
Approaching Arundel roundabout take the fourth exit sign posted Bognor Regis and Clymping onto Ford Road. You will pass the fire station on your left-hand-side. Continuing along Ford Road, you will find us situated about 200 yards on the right-handside.
We have a black painted fence with two farm gates and a pair of olive trees. There is ample parking along Ford Road so long as neighbour's driveways are not impleaded. Otherwise there's parking spaces to be found in Maxwell Road which is the next junction to our driveway.

East Bound
Take the Arundel by-pass to new bridge roundabout and take first exit to Bognor Regis and Clymping onto Ford Road then follow instructions as above for east bound traffic.

Coaches may park up outside the property on Ford Road and a free tea will be supplied to the driver. A couple of spaces will be reserved for pre-arranged disabled drivers only. However, disabled access is limited due to our narrow entrance to the garden, therefore, we may be unable to admit motorised wheelchairs.
For further details please phone us to discuss your visit further.
Dogs on leads are most welcome.

Entrance fee £5.00 per person.
Children under 16 free of charge.

Payments for group visits
A deposit of £20.00 to be made on-line at point of booking.
Final balance on the day of the visit, either by on-line banking, cash or cheque made payable to Mr. and Mrs. Gilks.

Payment for our open Sunday afternoons  can be made either on-line by logging on to the - Peelers Retreat Alternatively, cash or card payments accepted on the day of the visit.