Hats the order of the day

It may not be perfect weather for gardening but with only three days to go until the gates open to the public everyone is hard at work.

All credit goes to John, Russell and Mike who are doing everything humanly possible to show the garden at its best and make sure our visitors on Saturday get the most from their time with us.

Gates open 2-6pm on Saturday 15th June. Adult £4, children 50p (all proceeds going to the NGS charity).

Tea and delicious homemade Cake will be available on the terrace with all the proceeds going to the NGS charity.

Home grown plants will be available for sale for £1.30 (£1 from each plant will go to the NGS charity).

5 acres of garden to explore set in mature Sussex parkland only 2.5 miles from Chichester City Centre.

Parking is free and access is all over level ground.

Well behaved dogs on leads please.

A friendly welcome awaits you.

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Sennicotts Gardens Open Again in 2013

National Garden's Scheme

Having taken two years out of the National Garden Scheme’s Yellow Book we are opening again in 2013.

On Saturday 15th June 2013 we will open between 2 and 6pm.

All are welcome and once again the finest Sussex homemade cakes and tea will be on offer.

All proceeds will go to the NGS

Plenty of easy and free parking with a warm welcome
Plenty of easy and free parking with a warm welcome
A working walled kitchen garden to explore.
A working walled kitchen garden to explore.
Plenty of space for all the family.
Plenty of space for all the family.
Probably the best homemade teas anywhere with ALL proceeds going to charity.
Probably the best homemade teas anywhere with ALL proceeds going to charity.
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£1,736.03 raised for the National Gardens Scheme

It wasn’t the warmest day of the year but a hardy 284 tickets were sold to our adult guests at the gate and together we raised £1,736 with all proceeds from the gate and the teas going to the NGS charity.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

A big thank you too, to our team of volunteers who helped on the day and were hard at work in the build up baking our delicious cakes.

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Lots to see

It’s brightening up and we’re ready for our visitors this afternoon.

There is loads of colour and although we should be calling it summer there is a wonderful spring feeling here with the blossom and a chorus of bird song.

Here are some photos taken moments ago to give you a taste.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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Fantastic display from the pocket handkerchief tree

Davidia, May 2010
The Davidia's 'handkerchiefs'

This Spring is proving a great opportunity to see some plants at their very best. The longer, harder, colder winter we experienced this year has seen some plants look happier than they have done in years. The apple blossom for instance and the handkerchief tree or Davidia involuctrata.

This tree had never produced a ‘handkerchief’ until 5 years ago, and while it has got better each year, this year it is putting on a fantastic display.

The Davidia in full spring glory. May 2010. Known as the Handkerchief or Dove tree.
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