King John's Nursery is currently open Thursdays to Sundays, 10am-5pm. Please check the website before travelling.
The gardens are a tranquil and romantic mix of formal and naturalistic planting surrounding a stunning grade II listed Georgian house. With lawn, yew hedges, ha-ha and ancient espalier apple trees juxtaposed by the wild meadow and self-seeding native plants creeping through the borders and old York stone paving. New gardens have been developed over the last few years linking the nursery with the old garden giving more areas to wander.
Nursery and shop
The plant nursery has been evolving over the last 15 years and has a great range of herbaceous perennials including many harder to find varieties but also all the usual shrubs, bedding veg and herbs. The nursery has a specific interest in woodland plants, natives, ferns and geraniums amongst others. The shop is an eclectic mix of garden tools, statuary, vintage items, cards and household and garden gifts. All laid out in an informal and old fashioned manner.
The café and its garden are a wonderful place to relax surrounded by plants, books and birds. Serving tea, coffee and homemade cake. During summer weekends and events a wider menu is available.
Throughout the year we have a number of events, please see our website for details.
Farmers market - Second Saturday every month
Fairy hunt – East holidays
Vintage fair – May / June
Maker’s fair – July
Night watch – October
A visit to King John’s nursery and garden is to step away from main roads and shopping centres to a calm space surrounded by birdsong and plant life; a place to be.
|£6.50 per ticket
|Under 16 yrs
Discounts and a tea and cake are available for group visits. Please contact us to discuss.
Nearest major road is A21. West off A21 at Hurst Green A265. At end of Hurst Green village turn right (Burgh Hill) then right again to Sheepstreet Lane. The garden is 1 mile on left. Or A21 at Flimwell to Ticehurst B2087. Turn left, past church, 1st left.
Nearest station is Etchingham. From station walk to Etchingham village. Turn right after church into Church Lane which leads to Sheepstreet Lane. Garden 1 mile on left.
|2023 (11 Feb 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
|Monday - Wednesday
|Thursday - Sunday
* Closed throughout January and February. Closes at 4pm November - March, 5pm April - October.
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