Gardens in Sussex Garden Vacations
Wakehurst Place, Leonardslee, Nymans, Sheffield Park, High Beeches, Borde Hill and Standen are all world-renowned gardens within a fifteen minute drive of Copyhold Hollow.
Within an hour’s drive there are dozens including Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Batemans, Pashley Manor, Denmans, etc. etc.
The two acre garden at Copyhold Hollow was featured twice in Garden News in November 2006, The English Garden magazine in May 2007 (published in July 2007, I think, in the U.S.A. and elsewhere) and Sussex Life in May 2008. Guests may wander along the woodland paths or relax in the shade of a matriarchal beech tree. At the highest point of the garden the Crows’ Nest – a tree platform – is slung between two oak trees. A very romantic spot up in the lower tree canopy.
The garden has been planted for year round interest and, aided and abetted by the warmer winters, highly scented shrubs and spring bulbs are now being enjoyed in January.
Close to the house herbaceous and mixed borders have a backdrop of a 1,000 year old box hedge thought to be the oldest in Sussex. Rhododendrons and azaleas flower from February to August and the camellias make their presence felt from January onwards.
There are usually a few plants for sale and always the pleasure of sharing knowledge and tips between guests and host.