The Fittleworth Garden Trail saw 800 people take part on a glorious Bank Holiday Monday, May 6.
The trail which featured 11 gardens was declared a huge success by trail chairman Chris Leaver.
More than £5,000 was raised for St Mary’s Church in the village.
Mark Saunders, a member of the garden trail committee, said: “Following months of inclement weather one visitor on arriving in a garden with beautiful views was heard to announce that this was by far the best day of the year.”
The plant identification quiz held at Wyncombe Hill was won by Sean Bowyer of Little Bognor.
He took home the £200 prize money, along with three runner-ups, Chris Read, Tracey Diver and Sue Kingsley.