Your Visit

Open Tuesday to Sunday,  10am to 4pm.  Closed Mondays.

Visitors can stroll through the gardens in less than an hour but many stay longer to linger on the meandering shingle paths, to watch dragonflies flit on the pond, or sit on a secluded bench.  The 4-acre garden has year-round interest, structure, and colour so should be visited several times a year as each visit will differ with the change of seasons.  Enjoy a meal or cuppa at the Denmans Tea Rooms and browse in the stylish gift shop or for unusual plants in the plant centre.

Click here for directions on Google maps.  Scroll down for additional information.

Garden admission:  £5 Adults, £4 Seniors, £ 3 Children.
The garden is shingled but many visitors in wheelchairs find it accessible.   One carer goes free with disabled visitors.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome and children must be supervised at all times.  Picnicking is not permitted.

“I often see people going round the garden here at Denmans with their noses almost amongst the planting, and while I can understand their interest in individual plants, I long to say to them: ‘Now stand back and look at the associations and contrasts between individual masses and then see the plants individually up close, afterwards.'”

John Brookes MBE, 2018


Garden Tour

Tours of the garden are available by prior booking.   Please contact us for our current offerings at office@denmans.org or ring +44 1243 278950.


Tea Room

The Tea Rooms serve a variety of hold and hot meals in addition to homemade cakes and biscuits.  Groups are very welcome and are encouraged to book in advance.  In cold weather seating is indoors and in warm weather people can enjoy sitting outside on the shingle terrace.

Last orders for main meals is 3pm. Teas, coffees, and baked goods are served until 3:30pm.

A meeting room is available for private events.


Gift Shop

The Denmans Gift shop offers a variety of items. In addition to scarves, hats, and beautiful jewelry, the shop has a broad variety of cards. bird feeders, beautiful vases and pots, vintage garden ornaments, garden gadgets, and locally made products. We are always adding new items!


Plant Centre

In the tradition of Joyce Robinson and John Brookes MBE, the Denmans plant centre offers plants that are suitable for the climate and soil in West Sussex and regions with similar growing conditions. Many of the plants are propagated on site in the newly renovated greenhouse, and we are there to help you make choices that are right for you.

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What people are saying

Just wanted to send a brief email to say I have just visited the gardens and am absolutely thrilled to bits with all the work and transformation that has been undertaken. A particular favourite of mine is the pond and the statue, so peaceful.

Garden quite spectacular and atmosphere heart warming and so promising for the future…

The garden and buildings were looking great and you have all worked so hard; many many congratulations (and of course thanks).

What a joy it was to walk round the garden in its renovated state. I know there is more to be done, and that maintenance will be on-going, but John would have been delighted with the progress that has been made so rapidly to the place he loved most.

The gardens and cottage are looking lovely, but we can see you have lots still to do and will look forward to visiting again sometime to see how you are getting on. Hope the pond planting went well!

What a joy it was to walk round the garden in its renovated state. I know there is more to be done, and that maintenance will be on-going, but John would have been delighted with the progress that has been made so rapidly to the place he loved most.


Enjoy your visit

  • Denmans Garden, Tea Room, and garden shop are open from 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Parking is free.

  • Admission to the garden is £5 per adult, £4 per Senior, and £3 per child. There is no admission charge for the Tea Rooms, gift shop, or plant centre.  Children must be supervised and with their parents or guardians at all times.

  • Although many of the garden’s walks are shingle, most of them are wheelchair accessible and the Tea Rooms are entirely wheelchair accessible. Free entry for the essential carers or companions of visitors with disabilities.

  • Leashed dogs, cyclists and walkers are all welcome.

  • Group bookings available.

  • The meeting room is available by prior booking.

Getting there by car

Denmans Garden is situated off the A27, westbound, half a mile west of Fontwell roundabout between Chichester (6 miles) and Arundel (5 miles), and adjacent to Fontwell Racecourse. From London, take the A3 to Guildford and Godalming, take the A283 exit from the A3, then follow the A283 and then A285 down to the A27, turn left on the A27, then follow Arundel Rd/A27 to Denmans Lane.  Take the small driveway Denmans shares with Global Technologies Racing (GTR) and follow all the way down the end to where it terminates in the Denmans Garden car park.

Getting there by train

From London, take a train from Victoria station to Barnham. Barnham Station Taxis are normally available at the station or can be pre-booked (www.barnhamstationtaxis.co.uk/contact). Denmans Garden is about 10 minutes away.

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