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St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens 2022

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On Saturday 11th June (10.30am – 4pm) eight beautiful gardens in Winchelsea Beach will be opening in aid of St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens 2022, come along and be inspired. Winchelsea Beach Open Gardens entry cost: £7.50.


St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens Details

St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens 2022

1 Windmill Way, TN36 4LF
Frances and Kirk Ronchetti
A colourful, well stocked medium sized garden featuring mixed boarders, shrubs, small formal lawns, a fishpond, collection of cacti and a lot of pots.

El Indalo
Old Harbour Farm Lane, TN36 4JZ
Cynthia and Godfrey Martin
This garden will always be a work in progress as the owners are constantly overcoming the elements and wildlife. It is as much a garden as a sculpture trail and the ongoing projects and planting are an eclectic mix of art and horticulture.

St Valery (new for 2022)
The Ridge, TN36 4LT
Rebecca Højlund & Nicholas Norton
This tucked-away garden wraps closely around a black weatherboard house built in 2017. The garden has been lovingly designed and created by the owners, two novice gardeners who have learnt to garden on this unforgiving shingle soil. From the shingle path leading down to the house, the compact garden gradually reveals itself and the surprising gems it contains. The original and restored 1880s railway carriage sits in a corner of the garden, and at the back, hidden behind a potting shed, is a miniature herb and soft fruit patch. Despite the very small size of the garden, there is plenty of colour and variation and the beds around the house are filled with lavender, daisies, valerian, persicaria, crocosmia, roses, clematis, honeysuckle and many other delights. The main feature at the front of the garden is a beautiful small ceanothus tree awash with deep purple in May.

Sea Road, TN36 4LH
Mary and Alan Parker
This garden is old fashioned, with cottage garden flowers. There is a patio and some areas of decking, some lawn and flower beds and many plants in containers. There is also a vegetable garden and a mini orchard at the bottom. It has been described as neat and tidy but not manicured.

Morlais Place, TN36 4LG
Celia and Stephen King
There have been changes from last year in the removal and addition of plants, to keep the palette fresh. Nature takes pride of place and its hoped more wildlife will utilise the pond. It’s still an evolving place which has turned from a bare, heavy clay plot to a welcoming and calm oasis.

The Ship
Sea Road, TN36 4LH
Jamie and Sally Wickens
Designed and landscaped by Tom Watkins, this coastal oasis brims with a plethora of plants amidst seaside props and character pieces, all at home on the seafront. True to form, Tom’s creation is a living work of art.

Old Harbour Farm Lane, TN36 4JZ
Sue and John Burlumi
Extending to around half an acre, this is an informal wildlife garden. The many mature trees provide welcome shade in hot weather and most of the planting is a happy accident of self-propagating wild flowers including daffodils, bluebells, cow parsley and forget-me-nots. Still very much a work in progress, the most recent additions include a wildlife pond and kitchen garden.

White Cove
Sea Road, TN36 4LH
Pat Littleboy and
Pauline Mackay-Danton
White Cove was originally mainly laid down to grass. This garden has been transformed over the last four years into a butterfly and bee-friendly area with work in progress on the ten raised vegetable beds. Thirty seven species of bird have been observed plus sightings of bats, squirrels, foxes and badgers in the woodland at the rear of this garden. A truly tranquil setting.

Admission: £7.50 for multiple garden entry.

Refreshments at Winchelsea Beach Village Hall

Directions: Take the A259 to the bottom of Winchelsea Hill and turn right into Sea Road. From Pett continue to Pett level and then into Sea Road. The Village Hall is on the left.

Parking: Village Hall and surrounding roads. Please be aware of charges and parking restrictions.


A delicious selection of cakes and drinks will be available and the ever-popular Hospice plant stall will also be available with thanks to Great Park Farm.


For more information on the 2022 Open Garden season visits: www.stmichaelshospice.com/opengardens or pick up an Open Garden booklet for just 50p from the Hospice shop in Rye.

From: 11 June 2022 10:30 To : 11 June 2022 16:00
Location: Winchelsea Beach
Cost: £ 7.50

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