- Regional and Miscellaneous - Tourism South East Member 2016
Whatever month you choose to visit there is something to delight the senses. Through April to May the various fruit trees blossom, bluebells carpet the woodland, the magnificent wisteria cascades down the rear of the house and there are thousands of tulips throughout the gardens. June is fragrant with roses and lavender while in July the scent of sweet peas and the heady fragrance of lilies begin to perfume the air. The Kitchen Garden provides for the house and cafe throughout the season and is at its most bountiful in mid-summer. Summer bedding plants continue through August, then the hot borders come into their own with dahlias, cannas and asters amongst the many late flowering herbaceous perennials.
As well as coming to see the beautiful gardens allow time to sample the fabulous homemade food and warm hospitality at arguably the best garden café in the county, much of which is sourced from the abundant kitchen garden (Leigh Clapp in ‘Sussex Life’). Refreshments can be enjoyed in the café, on the courtyard or along the back terrace with lovely views of the gardens. The gift shop caters for every taste from postcards and local honey to traditional hand painted ceramics and tapestry cushions and there is a season long exhibition of sale of Sculpture in the Gardens and Botanical/floral art in the café and gift shop.
An exciting programme of events includes the Tulip Festival from 23rd April every day to 5th May; Sculpture in Particular from 24th May every day until 31st May; Roses, Raspberries and Radishes: A Celebration of Flowers and Fruits of the Garden from 10th every day to 21st June; Summer Plant, Garden and Produce Fair on 29th June; Lily Time through July and August on usual open days; and the Sussex Guild Craft Show from 23rd to 25th August.
Group Visits - there are special rates for pre-booked groups of 15+ and free entry and refreshment voucher for coach drivers. Add a trip to another local attraction to complement your visit to the gardens at Pashley. We offer joint tours with Sissinghurst Castle and Garden, Great Dixter House and Gardens, Merriments Gardens or Finchcocks Musical Museum.
Pashley hosts marquee wedding receptions from May to September and is also available on specific days for private hire and corporate events.
Disabled Visitors - Due to the sloping nature of the garden, and the gravel paths, motorised wheelchairs are advised or a strong person to push! The gardens are only partially accessible to disabled visitors - the formal garden, terrace, gift shop and cafe are all accessible but the sloping gravel paths towards the woodland and behind the ponds are difficult to navigate.
We advise you to telephone before visiting so that we may give you full details of access to ensure a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience.
We have two wheelchairs (non-motorised) which must be pre-booked. We also have special lavatory facilities. Disabled Parking is at the bottom of the main car park field - right next to the entrance to the gardens. On rare occasions, if poor field conditions make parking here impractical, signs will direct you to the front of the main house.