Pett Village Gardens Opening: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June

On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018 four gardens in Pett will be open to the public under the National Garden Scheme.

The gardens that will be open are:

  1. Fairlight End – Chris & Robin Hutt

  2. Breanross – Libby & Tim Rothwell

  3. French Court Farmhouse – Suzie Gibbons

  4. Ambleside – David & Jackie Richards

The gardens will be open each day from 11am – 5pm. The combined admission is £6 (children free). Home made teas will be available at Fairlight End.


For the first time ever, 4 gardens in Pett will open simultaneously for the National Gardens Scheme on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June. The event is called Pett Village Gardens and will run all day from 11am to 5pm both days. The National Gardens Scheme is a charitable organisation that raises funds for traditional nursing organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie and Hospice UK. Pett Village Gardens will also raise money for Pett Village Hall, which provides parking and toilet facilities for the event. 3 of the gardens opening are doing so for the first time for the National Gardens Scheme. They are Ambleside, David and Jackie Richards’ garden, Breanross, Libby and Tim Rothwell’s garden, and French Court Farmhouse, Suzie Gibbons’ garden. Breanross is featured in the June 2018 edition of Sussex Life. The fourth garden is Fairlight End, which is opening for the National Gardens Scheme for the 8th consecutive year, and has been featured on TV’s Gardeners’ World and Love Your Garden in the last year.

Tea and cakes will be served at Fairlight End, where there will also be a plant stall. The price for entry which covers all 4 gardens is £6. Chris and Robin Hutt of Fairlight End launched their annual appeal for friends and neighbours to bake cakes which can be sold at the event. Please bring them to the house between 8-10am on either the Saturday or the Sunday in a container marked with your name and telephone number. Containers can be collected in the week after the event. Chris said ‘Cakes baked in Pett are at the heart of this event, we rely on local support to stage it so successfully. Every year visitors tell us they love the fresh home made cakes, which are among the finest in the county. Your cake raises money for good causes. Please support us again as you have in previous years’.