In spite of the rain, 270 intrepid visitors came to see Winchelsea’s Secret Gardens when they opened for the National Gardens Scheme in July 2017 and contributed over £1,600 to NGS nursing charities.  Added to the amounts raised at the NGS Winchelsea openings in April and June, this makes a total of over £7,500 for the year.


Sussex Wildlife Trust and the Friends of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve are pleased to bring forward proposals for developing a new visitor centre at the nature reserve.

The development would be a new high quality centre to provide information, education and refreshment facilities on the nature reserve.

We want to hear your views on our proposals, so during July we are holding a series of drop-in consultations sessions at the following locations;

  • Tuesday 4 July 2017, 2pm-5.30pm, Rye Harbour Village Hall, Rye Harbour Road, Rye Harbour, TN31 7TR
  • Tuesday 11 July, 2pm-5.30pm, Winchelsea New Hall, Rectory Lane, Winchelsea, TN36 4AA
  • Thursday 13 July, 2pm-5.30pm, Rye Town Hall, Market Street, Rye, TN31 7LA

For more on the plans, click here