Our East Sussex garden is not open every day, but you can visit on the open days that are listed below. The Perch Hill shop is also open on these days, but otherwise only on weekdays by appointment. Please phone 01424 838000.

Please see the information below, or jump straight to a specific section:

Open Day Information

For information specific to each open day, please see the list of Open Day Dates below.

General information:

  • The gardens will be open from 9:30am-4:00pm, and admission is £10.00 (free for children up to the age of 14).
  • There is no need to book on our open days; just turn up on the day, park in the field and pay at the gate.
  • Our Perch Hill shop will be open for you to browse and buy from our range of plants, seeds, and home and gardening products. Please note we have limited space here, so do not stock the full range of products available on our website.
  • Tea, coffee and delicious cakes are available all day in the cafe.
  • Lunches, using fresh produce from the garden, are available from 12.15
  • We're sorry but we cannot take coaches on Open Days. Please look at our Visitor Information page – Private Visits if you would like to book a group visit.  
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed in the garden.
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept gift vouchers or offer codes from the emails or catalogue in the Perch Hill shop.  Apologies for any inconvenience
  • If you require further information, please ring us on 01424 838000. If no-one is available to take your call, please leave a message on our answer machine and we will get back to you.

Private Groups:

Gardening groups, private parties and horticultural societies are welcome to visit Perch Hill by arrangement. 

Please email anita.oakes@thecuttinggarden.com for further details.

We welcome garden volunteers!

Getting Here

  • Please see our Perch Hill directions page for our address, handy map and further travel information (including taxi numbers and train station information).


Open Day Dates 2020

Come along to one of our Garden Openings, there are a few on weekdays for those who like things quiet, and lots on weekends for those who find it tricky to take a day out during the week. 

Entrance to the garden is £10.00 (free for children up to the age of 14), payable at the gate. 

  • Saturday 20th June
  • Saturday 18th July
  • Wednesday 29th July
  • Saturday 1st August
  • Saturday 15th August
  • Wednesday 26th August
  • Thursday 10th September
  • Saturday 12th September
  • Friday 25th September