Open Gardens: Icklesham

Saturday 23rd July

Broadstreet House

Broad Street, TN36 4AS
Sally and Anthony Thorne

This large garden has a variety of interesting trees, a large pond with wildlife and wonderful views down the Brede Valley. Initially developed many years ago by the previous owners, the current owners have been restoring it, adding trees, a number of new beds and a waterfall. As with most gardens it remains a work in progress.

1 Broad Street, TN36 4AS

Stuart and Mags Baker
This is a cottage garden covering 1/3rd of an acre; it includes flower beds, shrubs, potted patio and a vegetable plot. It has excellent views across the Brede Valley.

Fieldings

Broad Street, TN36 4AS
Jack, Ben and Alan Taylor

This is an organic wildlife garden, including a natural pond and meadows. However, there are ornamental borders, a hidden vegetable patch and fruit and ornamental trees that provide an elevated backdrop.

Woodside

Broad Street, TN36 4AS
Ginny and James Peace

Just under two acres of garden divided into two quite distinct parts: a garden around the house with a large pond, then a large vegetable garden and paddock. The owners moved here a year ago with plans to renovate the house and restore the garden, now sadly a bit overgrown, to its former glory. The owners plan to replant the borders around the house, restore and clear the pond to encourage wildlife, and clear the badly overgrown vegetable garden to make room for raised beds for vegetables and fruit together with a cutting garden for flowers. Do visit and check the progress – lots of encouragement is needed.

Upper Brook House

Broad Street, TN36 4AT
Helen and David Slater

A relaxed and informal garden, with naturalistic planting and a prairie inspired garden. Grasses, native wild flowers and perennials create colour, texture and year-round interest against a background of long
views, native hedging and old brick. The garden leads to a small vineyard, with over 400 white grape vines.

Directions & information

From Hastings take the A259 towards Winchelsea, turn left onto Broad Street Road, follow Open Garden signs.

  • £7.50
  • 10.30am – 4pm
  • Parking is available in the field next to Broadstreet House and limited parking in the field next to Fieldings. Please note no road parking to avoid congestion. Use field car parks only please
  • Refreshments at Broadstreet House