Denmans Garden has just been listed as a Grade II post-war garden on the National Heritage List for England!

The Garden, Gift Shop, and Plant Centre are open!
And we have worked hard to make the Garden, Plant Centre, and Gift Shop safe, following government guidance.
Our new opening times are THURSDAY – SUNDAY 10-4
Closed Monday through Wednesday.

Garden visitors will be welcomed by RESERVATION only.
To book please email us at office@denmans.org
Or ring us at 01243 278 950
Your n
on-refundable payment is required at time of booking
Admission is £7 for children and seniors; £9 adults
To see our Ts & Cs please click here.
RHS members with membership cards are free on Thursdays only.
We honour BBC Gardener’s World 2 for 1 upon presentation of the card.
The Plant Centre is also open.  We have unusual plants grown on site.  No booking necessary.
Please click here if you would like to see our offerings.
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 for the time being.

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.

Click here for information on  DESIGN CLASSES, events and workshops.
We will resume as soon as possible.



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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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