Fourteen Winchelsea Gardens will open for the National Garden Scheme on Saturday June 19th and five for St Michael’s Hospice on Saturday 3rd July

Winchelsea’s public toilets have been closed since the start of the pandemic and are not expected to be open in June or July.  We are working hard to provide alternatives for the NGS opening but these may be more limited than usual.


Plans are going ahead for the National Garden Scheme summer opening in Winchelsea.  Forced to cancel last year and this April, it is good to be able to go ahead on Saturday 19th June from 11am to 5pm.  Tickets will be available online from the NGS as well as at the garden gate – £6 for all the gardens, under 16s free.

The catering team is making preparations, though inevitably there will be restrictions on how the New Hall can be used for serving teas.

These are the gardens that will be opening:
The Armoury   Tony Jasper
Backfields End   Sandra Mackenzie Smith
Cleveland House   Sarah and Jonathan Jempson
Cleveland Place  Sally and Graham Rhodda
Evens  Judith and James Payne
Giles Point   Ant Parker and Tom Ashmore
King’s Leap  Philip Kent and Findlay Wilson
Lookout Cottage  Mary and Roger Tidyman
Magazine House  Sue Stradling
The Orchards  Brenda and Ralph Courtenay
Periteau House   Felicity and Lawrence Youlten
Rye View  Howard Norton and David Page
South Mariteau  Robert Holland

If you have any questions, please contact David Page 01797 226524

NGS website


St Michael’s Hospice hopes to open gardens in Winchelsea on Saturday 3rd July – 10.30 till 4.  £6 for all the  gardens.

Alards Plat  Cynthia and Richard Feast
Cleveland Place  Sally and Graham Rhodda
King’s Leap  Philip Kent and Findlay Wilson
South Mariteau Robert Holland

Hospice website