Sunniva Harte’s Garden

Oak Gate, Hankham Street, Hankham BN24 5BG

Sunday 2nd August


An English country garden, well planted with artist’s studio and far-reaching views over Pevensey Marshes.

The garden is named after Sunniva ‘Sunny’ Harte, who envisioned and created the tranquil hideaway. Sunniva’s partner, David, decided to open up the garden for the event after the hospice cared for her in February 2013.  

Sunniva was best known as a garden photographer and wrote several books on the subject including the popular Zen Gardening and A Perfect Country Garden.

Sunniva was influenced by the famous walled gardens at nearby Charleston, where she was an early guide and Charleston’s retired head gardener, Mark Divall, now helps David to maintain Sunniva’s garden.

‘It’s an honour to be able to share Sunny’s work with the wider world,’ said David, ‘and a privilege to help St Wilfrid’s and raise money to help others.’

Dogs permitted on short leads.

Entry: £5 per person

Arrival time slots are available between 10am and 3.30pm, with the garden closing at 4pm. If you are booking as part of a group, we recommend that one person books for everyone in order to ensure that you can all book for the same arrival time.

You will be able to spend as much time as you wish in the garden until it closes – the arrival time slots will just help us to adhere to Government guidelines and implement social distancing without it affecting your enjoyment of the gardens.

Please call
01323 434290 to book your tickets and arrival slot.

We look forward to seeing you.

Please note that in order to adhere to Government guidelines there will be no access to toilets at any of the gardens.