• Clinton Lodge, Fletching
  • Coates Manor, Fittleworth
  • Isfield Place
  • The Oast House, Isfield
  • Pashley Manor
  • "Hot Bed of Unrest" at Turners House (left) and Old Vicarage (centre and right), both Nr Heathfield
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Clinton Lodge, Fletching

Events

Past Events

Over the past 24 years the Trust has organised some 183 events which have provided our members with a opportunities to visit many of the facinating gardens of Sussex, and a wide range of lectures and study days.

A list of our past events is shown below.

SGT Event

Year

  2019
Borde Hill Gardens incl lectures by Andrejohn Stephenson Clarke on the History of the Borde Hill Gardens and Dr David Marsh on Exploits of The Plant Hunters, 28th Nov 2018
Michelham Priory House and Gardens 2018
Fairlight Hall, Hastings 2018
The Long House, West Dean, Nr Seaford, 11th July 2018
Heaselands, Haywards Heath, 16th May 2018
Three gardens in Brighton, The Garden House, Preston Park and The Rock Garden, 25th April 2018

Winter lecture series 2018 at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath

Sat 24 March 2-4 pm. William Shenstone at The Leasowes. Michael Symes, garden historian, author and lecturer

Followed by AGM

Sat 3 March, 2-4 pm. Virginia Woolf at Monk’s House. Dr Nuala Hancock, garden historian and author

Sat 17 February, 2-4 pm. John Ruskin at Brantwood. Caroline Ikin, garden historian and author

Sat 3 February, 2-4 pm. Rudyard Kipling at Batemans. Len Bernamont, Head Gardener at Batemans

2018
Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, lectures by Simon Hurt on Hampden Park and Corinne farmer on Eric Revilious, 4th Dec  2017
Penns in the Rocks, Grombridge, 6th September 2017
Munstead Wood, Godalming and Wotton House Nr Dorking, Surrey, 15th Aug 2017
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, 27th July  2017
Turners House and Brightling Down Farm Nr Heathfield, 7th July  2017
Ecclesden Manor and Highdown Gardens Nr Worthing, 22nd June  2017
Fairlight End, Hastings, 2nd June  2017
Petworth Park and Petworth House Private Garden, 18th May  2017
Weald and Downland Museum lecture by Letta Jones on "The History of Plants Grown for Medicinal Purposes" followed by AGM. 29th April  2017
Lecture by Kate Felus on The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden, Haywards Heath Town Hall, 25th Mar 2017

Winter lecture series 2017 at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath

Monday 6 February 2017 1.45-3.45pm. The plants and planting design of Gertrude Jekyll Richard Bisgrove,

Monday 27 February 2017 1.45-3.45pm. Patent elms, pineapples and pears – nursery gardening in West London 1650-1800. Val Bott 

Monday 13 March 2017 1.45-3.45pm. Caroline Ikin

2017

West Dean Gardens incl lecture by Dr Katie Campbell on "Updating Paradise", 6th Dec

2016

Manor of Dean, Nr Petworth and Sandhill Farm House, Nr Rogate, 16th Sept

2016

Malthose Farm and Stonehealed Farm in Streat (Nr Ditchling), August 20th

2016

Fittleworth House and The Grange, Fittleworth, July 19th

2016

Town Place, Costells and 47 Denmans Lane, all Nr Haywards Heath, June 22nd

2016

Shepherds Gate and Legsheath Farm, Ashdown Forest, June 6th

2016

Selehurst, Nr Horsham, RH13 6PR, May 17th

2016

Ashburnham Place. Capability Brown Study Day and AGM, Apr 16th

2016

Lecture by Cherrill Sands ‘The Life and Gardens of Prince Pückler-Muskau’, Tudor Hall, Old School House, Cuckfield, RH17 5JZ Mar 16th

2016

Winter lecture series 2015 - 16 at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath

7 Mar 2016

Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Gardens: Dr Barbara Simms,

8 Feb 2016

The Victorian Garden: Caroline Ikin

11 Jan 2015

Eighteenth Century Town Gardens: Dr Todd Longstaffe-Gowan,

30 Nov 2015

The English Landscape Garden: Dr David Jacques,

2 Nov 2015

Seventeenth Century Formal Gardens: Dr Sally Jeffery

5 Oct 2015

Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan Gardens: Kate Harwood

2015 - 2016

Buxted Park Hotel, Nr Uckfield, E Sussex TN22 4AY. Winter Lunch and Lecture. Wed 9th Dec

2015

Old Vicarage, Washington The Street, Washington, Sussex. Wed 7th Oct

2015

Durrance Manor, Smithers Hill Lane, Shipley, RH13 8PE and Knepp Castle West Grinstead, Nr Horsham, RH13 8LJ. Tues Sept 8th

2015

Hever Castle, Nr Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG. 3rd Aug

2015

Brighton Royal Pavilion 20th Anniversary celebration. Sat 11th July

2015

The Old Vicarage, Firle, BN8 6NR and Bates Green, Bates Green, Arlington, East Sussex, BN26 6SH. Sun 21st June

2015

Sutton Hall, Barcombe, East Sussex BN8 5EF. Wed 6th May

2015

Bignor Park, Pulborough, West Sussex. RH20 1HG AGM, lunch and lecture by Professor Timothy Mowl entitled ‘On Faerie Ground’. Fri 17th Apr

2015

Lecture by Elizabeth Proudman ‘Jane Austen and the Landscape Garden’, Tudor Hall, Old School House, Cuckfield, RH17 5JZ Mar 18th

2015

Ashdown Park Hotel , Nr Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JR lunch and lectures by Caroline Ikin on "Victorian Gardens" and Tim Richardson on “The New English Garden”. Dec 10th

2014 

Queens Park Brighton - Awayday meeting. Nov 10th

2014

Champs Hill Waltham Park Road, Coldwaltham, Pulborough, Sussex. Tues 2nd Sept

2014

 Sedgwick Park, Horsham RH13 6QQ- incl talk & tour of house

2014

 Ringmer Park, Lewes, BN8 5RW. Wed 2nd July

2014

 Friston Place, Jevington Road, Friston. BN20 0AH. Sunday 29th June

2014

Painshill Park, Cobham Surrey KT11 1JE – Guided visit to Grotto and park, & talk on Grottos. Sat 17th May

2014

Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row, AGM, lunch, lecture by Barbara Simms on “John Brookes and The Room Outside”. Thurs 10th April

2014

Pembury House, Clayton, Sunday 2nd March at 2.00 pm

2014

March Lecture, Fri 15th Mar, 2.30pm

2013

AGM, Herstmonceaux Castle, Tues 30th Apr

2013

Grove Farm House, Sat 18th May 2pm

2013

Follers Manor Garden, Sat 22nd June 2pm

2013

Oakhill House, Thurs 18th July 1pm

2013

Dale park House, Sun 18th Aug 2pm

2013

Horsted Place, Tues 10th Sept 10am

2013

West Dean, Mon 10th Dec

2013

Lecture Jennifer Harmer, The Gardening Garniers 11th Mar

2012

Stanmer Park AGM 18th Apr

2012

The Grange, Pympne Manor + Balmoral, Bennenden, Kent 19 May

2012

Gravetye 11th June

2012

The Old Vicarage, Heathfield 28 July

2012

Oast House, Isfield +Clinton Lodge, Fletching 18 Aug

2012

Parsonage Farm 14 Sept

2012

Standen 6th Dec

2012

Lecture Virginia Hinze - Brighton Parks and Gardens

2011

St Mary's Bramber Talk by Richard Bisgrove on William Robinson

2011

Holmbush

2011

Woolbeding

2011

Broadhurst Manor

2011

Chiswick House & Garden

2011

Perryhill Farmhouse

2011

Mar lecture - Ed Ikin "Alicia Amherst"

2010

Buckingham Palace

2010

AGM - Plumpton Place. Talk by Jane Balfour on Arts&Crafts movement

2010

Chelwood Vachery

2010

Malthouse and Old Trotton

2010

Tidebrook Manor

2010

Woolbeding

2010

Highgrove

2010

Peasemarsh Place

2010

AGM - Cuckfield - Talk by Steffie Shields - Capability Brown

2009

Hawkhurst House

2009

Freshfields and Twyford House

2009

Fairlight Hall

2009

Kidbrooke Park

2009

Sussex Prairies Garden

2009

Isfield Place, Isfield

2008

Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst

2008

Wootton Manor and Monks House

2008

Cowdray Old House Ruins and Walled Gardens

2008

Warningcamp House and Arundel Castle Gardens

2008

Stonehurst, Ardingly

2007

Nymans, Handcross

2007

Wiston House, Steyning

2007

Mad Jack Fuller’s Follies, Brightling

2007

Gatton Park, Reigate, Study Day

2007

Wakehurst Place AGM

2006

Chelwood Vachery Woodland Garden, Nutley

2006

Town Place, Freshfield

2006

Coates Manor, Fittleworth

2006

Sedgwick Park, Nuthurst

2006

Hailsham Grange, Hailsham and

2006

Marchants Hardy Plants, Laughton

2006

Danny Park, Hurstpierpoint AGM

2005

Cuckfield Park, Cuckfield

2005

Petworth Study Day

2005

Standen Christmas Visit

2005

AGT Conference

2005

High Beeches, Handcross AGM

2004

Michelham Priory

2004

Ecclesden Manor, Angmering

2004

Pine Cottage, Rackham

2004

Wootton Manor, Folkington

2004

Slaugham Place, Haywards Heath

2004

Borde Hill Gardens Haywards Heath AGM

2003

Sennicotts, Chichester

2003

Buckhurst Park, Withyham

2003

Luxford Farm, Crowborough

2003

Barton Pines and Worth School Quiet Garden

2003

West Dean College Study Day

2003

Fishbourne Roman Palace AGM

2002

Ashburnham Park

2002

Dale Park, Madehurst

2002

Mount Harry Gardens

2002

Broadhurst Manor

2002

Chidmere House, Chidham

2001

Stanmer Park and Nursery, Brighton

2001

Little Green, Compton AGM

2001

Goodwood Study Day

2001

West Ashling Park

2000

Bentley AGM

2000

Brickwall

2000

Great Dixter

2000

Selehurst, Lower Beding

2000

Old Place , Lindfield

2000

Gardens of Hastings and St Leonards

2000

Gatton Park Study Day

2000

Nymans, Handcross

1999

St Mary’s Bramber AGM

1999

Chesworth House

1999

Cuckmere Tour

1999

Little Thakeham

1999

Penns in the Rocks

1999

Woodvale Cemetery

1999

King Edward VII Study Day

1999

Preston Park and Rock Garden, Brighton

1998

Leonardslee Gardens Study Day

1998

Nursery House Gardens/Warnham Court Arboretum

1998

Little Dean, Chelwood Gate, Nutley

1998

Orchards, Rowfant

1998

Plumpton Agricultural College AGM

1998

Lewes gardens

1998

Whiligh, Shovers Green, Wadhurst

1998

Ramster Garden, Chiddingfold

1998

Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester

1997

Barton Pines, East Grinstead

1997

Borde Hill, AGM

1997

The Garden in Mind, Stansted Park

1997

Heron’s Ghyll, near Crowborough

1997

Privy Garden, Hampton Court Palace

1997

Plumpton Place

1997

Parham House and Park (Fruitful pleasures)

1997

Denmans, Fontwell

1996

Moorlands, Crowborough

1996

Weald and Downland Museum

1996

Clock House, Cowfold

1996

High Beeches

1996

Clinton Lodge, Fletching

1995