Sara & Stephen Dallenger-Bradshaw’s Garden Tour

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Three years ago we rescued a badly neglected house and an even more neglected garden. In the dense undergrowth, we discovered a pair of wrought iron obelisks and a garden pond. This showed us that eight years previously the then owners must have had a keen interest in their garden.

With limited funds we have slowly breathed back life into the garden front and back. We brought our much loved Hostas and Acers from our old garden.

We have also added a Garden Bar, built in Lockdown, for a staycation this summer….

Karen Watling’s Garden Tour

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My garden started 5 years ago.  It was an old garden with fruit trees

We are lucky to have two big gardens, one is about 90ft and the top garden is about 150ft with four different areas. I Redesigned the garden myself and planted every tree and plant from scratch. I wanted to create a white garden with different areas for seating as the garden is south facing. From our french door windows I can see up the garden through the pergola which has white roses and white jasmine growing around it and the smell is amazing.


facebook group

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You may have noticed there’s a new facebook group –

This group is dedicated to all things gardening in Burgess Hill as well as surrounding villages and towns.

Feel free to join (and invite your friends!)


Francine Smith’s Chinese Dragon

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We have a new addition to our bed this year, a Chinese dragon and we think he looks right at home under the Acer! Pleased to see that our borage is returning again, and the Nigella which was planted from seed this year.

One of our favourite places to visit locally is the Sussex Prairie Gardens and my planting is inspired by this, naturalistic, flowing and always with grasses. My favourite colour in the garden is green.

Pauline and Brian Bennett’s Garden Tour

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View this lovely garden from a tiered rockery, along a woodchip path to tranquil swing and water course.

Pauline says –
We are very much novices when it comes to gardening. Six years ago, which coincided with our retirement from full time employment, we had the opportunity to purchase a plot of former railway land at the back of our property, which doubled the size of our garden.  Up until then we had been observers rather than doers when it came to gardening. We are now on a steep learning curve with a constant battle with squirrels, pigeons and the dreaded slugs.

When it comes to planting it is very much trial and error despite watching gardening programmes on TV. There seem to be so many variables, soil type, full sun, shade, wet or well drained ground and the list goes on. However we are enjoying the journey and the satisfaction gained from successes.

For me the most pleasure is derived from watching and listening to the birds.

Sue Goodsall Garden Tour

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Sue Goodsall has shared a virtual tour of her “Happy Garden” for the BHIB Virtual Garden Safari.

Not a huge or perfectly formed, but a happy garden. Including a frog filled water feature, trees grown from pips along with Prize winning Apples and a climbing frame for sweet peas made from branches of an old pear tree.
Sue’s garden is full of features of edible frruit and vegetables, and a large variety of plant and flowers.

View the video for the full tour.