Gardens at Hurst Green, East Sussex - This is a modern garden
of 4 acres in size with and outstanding assortment of
gardening styles and attractions.
Merriments is a delightful 4
acre garden set amid the gently sloping farmland of the Weald.
Much of Merriments is gardened naturally, only using plants
suited for naturalizing in the prevailing conditions.
The garden is attached to the nursery garden run by the
Buchele family and here the visitor can see many of the plants
for sale beautifully laid out in beds.
These include the trees and
shrubs and the
nursery specializes in such as geraniums, lobelias, sages,
violas, penstemons and euphorbias.
The deep curved borders are color
themed and there are many
rare plants. From spring to autumn the rich mix of trees,
shrubs, perennials and grasses provides interest and careful
New features include an entrance garden set out in the style
of Monet's 'Grande Allee' at
Giverny in France, a foliage
border, increased woodland and a rock and scree garden.