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Address: Denmans Denmans Lane, Fontwell BN18 0SU, England
Phone Number:
+44 1243 542808
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Enjoy beautiful gardens designed by John Brookes.

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Recent visit early September

This is the second time I have visited the gardens. I felt disappointed at the lack of maintenance of the garden . The plants were interesting and it is very peaceful but the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A disappointing day. We arrived around 1.45 pm on Saturday and rang the bell for admission to the gardens. I had already obtained a voucher,which included free tea or coffee for 2 people, but no-one from Denmans to be seen. We waited about 10 minutes and left there.

4 Thank cshore1
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Bit pricey for the food but it is good food in lovely surroundings. Garden is small but still a pleasure to look around. Plenty of parking too,

Thank MTBC1962
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Said finest local ingredients used in the cafe, not the case unless frozen, microwaved food is your bag! Mediocre coffee, but a nice pot of tea

1 Thank Mike H
Arundel, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

A small but beautifully designed garden. I've taken annual membership this year to get the best of this place. Some attractive winter foliage and bark for winter colour. Always a pleasant walk in a bright day and a great restaurant. On the flat and easily accessible for all abilities.

Thank Yvonne074
Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend saw a deal on Groupon for tickets to walk around the garden and a pot of tea for two for £7. We had nothing to do and it was a nice sunny afternoon and we had never been there before so thought we would try it out although not something we had ever done before or thought we... More 

1 Thank Stephen W
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156 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Few hours here as we had Groupon voucher with free cuppa. Lovely garden, lots of shrubs and trees. Very eclectic. Good to see shrubs etc not in a row.

Thank glamama
Barnham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

the gardens are lovely, and the cafe is great. Worthwhile reserving a table during the summer months as it very popular with locals as well as visitors

Thank Jel961
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is the second time I have visited the gardens. I felt disappointed at the lack of maintenance of the garden . The plants were interesting and it is very peaceful but the ponds were dirty and poorly kept. The ornaments were also very dirty and in need of replacement. I enjoyed seeing the peacocks and their babies and the... More 

Thank ginahall1
Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

These gardens are pretty but small and probably ideal for a person who enjoys sitting in gardens and enjoying the tranquillity they offer, rather than someone who enjoys walking around them. It probably takes less than an hour to complete the gardens and at the cost of £4.95 entry I found this to be expensive for what they are. There... More 

Thank marysunshine156
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46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The gardens have seen better days and the traffic noise is intrusive so if you are looking for pristine flower beds don't bother paying the £4.95 entrance fee. The cakes however are something special. The cafe/restaurant is full of character and you don't have to pay to gain access. There's a cosy sofa area, a large light and spacious conservatory... More 

Thank Adrien P

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