Private Horsham gardens to open for one day for a good cause

Holmbush house opens its garden to the public for one day every year. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150505-150249001
Holmbush house opens its garden to the public for one day every year. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150505-150249001

Two of the Horsham area’s most beautiful private gardens will open to the public for the only time this year on Sunday May 15.

Nature enthusiasts will have the rare chance to view and explore the gardens of Holmbush, within the grounds of historical Holmbush House.

The gardens will be open between 1pm and 5pm, and the day will raise money for St Saviour’s Church in Colgate.

Last year’s event raised more than £3000 after hundreds of people attended.

As well as viewing the wonderful flowers and beautiful shrubbery on display members of the public will also be able to enjoy a cup of home made tea.

An Irish band will be playing throughout the day and visitors will also get the chance to browse and buy plants for various stalls.

Holmbush gardens play host to a collection of ‘Garden Rooms’ some formal and some more natural, all filled with a bounty of rare plants and shrubbery.

The grounds of Holmbush House extend for several acres and include woodlands, lawns and rose gardens which have been restored to their former glory over the past 15 years.

There are now an array of rhododendrons, bluebells and azaleas on display along with a collection of trees including Redwoods and the largest weeping beech trees in Sussex as well as plenty of grass terraces.

The gardens are located on the A264 just past Holmbush Farm.

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