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Award winning open gardens in Saltdean and Woodingdean 16th July

A fun jungle garden at 144 Rodmell Avenue in Saltdean and Chelsea Gold medal winning Bagotts Rath, a small garden on the Downs in Woddingdean are both open on the 16th July for the National Open Garden Scheme.

Saltdean's jungle garden was created in 2012, but completely revamped in 2021 and returning to the NGS after a 3 yr break. Measuring 65ft x 36ft, but appearing larger with winding paths that lead you through lush jungle and insect friendly planting, listen out for jungle sounds. Tea and home-made cakes served overlooking the garden. Exquisite planting of exotic plants.

Woodingdean's Bagotts Rath was created on a challenging site with shallow chalk soil. The garden looks more mature than its 7 yrs of planning. The garden includes many of the elements that were needed to win the owner eight Chelsea Gold Medals and twice Best in Show for floral design. Water features, topiary, carnivorous plants, succulents and many pieces of sculptures.

Both gardens are open 12-5pm and entry is £6 for audlts and free for children.

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