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National Garden Scheme: Open Garden: Durrance Manor

Monday 26th August - 12:00 - 18:00National Garden SchemeDurrance Manor Smithers Hill Lane Shipley RH13 8PEDurrance Manor is opening its stunning gardens in Shipley on Monday 26th August in support of NGS charities.

The beautiful 2-acre garden at Durrance Manor surrounds the medieval hall house (not open). The garden enjoys uninterrupted views over a ha-ha of the South Downs and Chanctonbury Ring. There are many different areas including Japanese inspired gardens, a large pond, wildflower meadow and orchard, colourful long borders and a vegetable garden. There is also a Monet style bridge over a pond with water lilies.

Durrance Manor Smithers Hill Lane Shipley RH13 8PE is open for the National Garden Scheme on Monday 26th August, 12.00 pm to 6pm) Admission £8, children free. Home-made teas. Visits also by arrangement 1 May to 22 Sept for groups of 10 to 30. Home-made teas inc. Refreshments in aid of St Mary's Church, Shipley. Plants in aid of St Catherine's Hospice & William Templeton Foundation for Young Peoples Mental Health.

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, download the National Garden Scheme app or pick up the National Garden Scheme Sussex 2024 Booklet.

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