Your Visit

Visitors can stroll through the gardens 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.

We have been hard at work making Denmans as safe as possible in compliance with government guidance and upon the advice of other organizations.
Therefore, in compliance with guidance, garden admission is
by pre-paid reservation only.
Please email us at office@denmans.org or ring us at 01243 278 950
(don’t forget to included your phone number)
to reserve your time slot.
Save a little time to browse the plant centre and gift shop
which feature vintage garden ornaments, beautiful home accessories, cards, hats, scarves, seeds, gadgets, and unusual plants.  No admission is required for the shop or plant center.

Open Monday-Saturday from 10-4 and by appointment.

Admission to the Garden is £9 per adult and £7 for children and seniors.
Payment must be made at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

Admission is free to card-carrying RHS members on Thursdays BY RESERVATION ONLY.
Please note that you must bring your card with you.
Gardeners World 2-4-1 card will be accepted and you must bring your card with you.
Denmans Garden is not affiliated with the National Trust
and receives no outside funding.

The garden is shingle but many visitors in wheelchairs find it accessible.
One carer goes free with disabled visitors.

The Plant Centre features unusual plants most of which are propagated on site. 
We do not have bedding plants or compost.

Please be prepared to pay with a card at the till.
Only two people will be permitted in the shop at one time.

To see the list of plants we have had available click here.
We have other plants for sale in addition to these.

Denmans has put in place measures to protect your health and ours.  Please respect these terms:

  • Only groups from one household or support bubble will be permitted.  Additionally two people, one each from two households are permitted.
    • You must arrive five minutes early.
    • Late comers will not gain entry. Admission will not be refunded.
  • Only the disabled lavatory will be available to the public at this time to ensure we can clean it regularly throughout the day so please plan accordingly.
  • Areas for visitors to queue will be clearly marked.
  • Benches are located throughout the garden. Please understand that we will not be able to clean them during the day.  Benches on narrow walkways may not be used.
  • The gardeners and staff are happy to answer questions but please observe the proper two-meter distancing always.
  • As always, picnicking is not permitted — for a list of our favourite locals please click here.
  • Signage throughout the garden will mark narrow areas and passing areas for your enhanced safety.
  • Children must remain with their adults at all times and may not run through the garden.
  • Dogs must remain on leads.
  • We apologize in advance but in compliance with guidance, staff will be unable to assist in loading plants in cars after purchase.

We ask that you please do not visit the Garden if you or a family member are feeling unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms.  Stay at home and get better — we will be very happy to see you when are are back on your feet.

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

“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.



The Botanical Room is a beautiful space for private lunches, teas, wakes, meetings, and other events.  In cold weather seating is indoors and in warm weather people can enjoy sitting outside on the shingle terrace.


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, jewelry, scarves, bird feeders, beautiful vases and pots, vintage garden ornaments, garden gadgets, and locally made products. We are always adding new items!  We carry brands such as Powder,  London Ornament, East of India, Toasted Crumpet, EcoChic, Bertie Girl, Seedball, Dorset Sea Salt, and Avenida, and are always adding new things!

We are happy to send you a gift voucher if you are unable to visit us. 
Just email us at office@denmans.org or give us a ring at +44 (0)1243 278 950 to let us know what you need and we will do the rest!  Thank you for your support!


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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