Merriments 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 perennials 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 color
combinations.

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.

Merriments Gardens
Hawkhurst Road
Hurst Green
East Sussex TN19 7RA

This garden is associated with a full-service garden center. For a small fee, you can wander the grounds which include many different styles of perennial gardens and ponds. When I visited in July, the borders were overflowing with color. Well worth the visit!

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