Now listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England!
Shop at Denmans for the perfect and unusual Christmas gift.
We can always pop a gift voucher in the mail.  Just give us a ring!
The garden, plant centre, and shop are open
MONDAY – SATURDAY 10-4 and by appointment.
Booking require for the garden — To book please email us at
office@denmans.org or
 ring us at 01243 278 950
Admission is £7 for children and seniors; £9 adults
(No admission fee for the plant centre or shop)
Your non-refundable payment is required at time of booking

RHS members with membership cards are free on Thursdays.
We honour BBC Gardener’s World 2 for 1.

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Please email us at mail@denmans.org if you would
like to be on our new email list so we can send you virtual garden beauty.
Sadly, the Tea Rooms remain closed.

The former home and garden of the late John Brookes MBE, one of Britain’s most influential landscape designers, Denmans Garden features dry riverbeds, gravel gardens, a walled garden, a conservatory, and unusual plants from around the world. The contemporary 4-acre garden was converted from market garden to ornamental garden by plantswoman Joyce Robinson who started the gravel gardens in 1970.



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About Denmans

In 1946, Joyce and Hugh Robinson purchased land that had belonged to Lord Denman at the turn of the century. They moved into the dilapidated gardener’s cottage and renovated the badly neglected property, creating a successful market garden, complete with greenhouses, conservatories, a walled garden, dairy, and piggery.  Their produce went by train to Covent Garden Market and to local shops.
Joyce, known as Mrs. J.H., eventually converted it from market garden to ornamental garden, residing in the charming cottage until her passing in 1996.
John Brookes MBE moved to Denmans in 1980. Until his death in March 2018, he revised the garden continually, integrating Mrs. J.H.’s planting style and retaining the two dry river beds she created. Renovations he began are ongoing.
Today Denmans, which is 4 acres, is a contemporary country garden renowned for its curvilinear layout, faux dry river beds, water features, complex and unusual plantings, and its peaceful year-round interest.
Located between Arundel and Chichester, Denmans is highly significant in the history of garden design.


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