Plants and flowers and produce in West Sussex

Gardening requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.
Lou Erickson
(Quote from The Quote Garden)


For plants and flowers and produce...

Then there's the Architectural Plants Centre in Pulborough. The centres specialise in shapely, exotic plants - Japanese and European Topiary, hardy palms, bananas, bamboos, plants for screening, and a huge range of rare evergreen trees. They are the home of the interesting, unusual, quirky and bizarre - the tropical and the jungly, of both big and small specimen plants.  You need to book to visit.

One of my favourite garden shops to visit is actually a farm shop, Swains Farm Shop & Garden Centre just outside the pretty village of Henfield.  The staff there are very friendly & helpful, and if you've got small children, it's a must, as there are donkeys and small ponies, goats & pigs etc to visit. (Stop off and buy a bunch of carrots at the shop before you take the kids to see the ponies & donkeys).  They've got a small but lovely selection of plants & flowers, and a visit there is always fun & therapeutic - I always feel better afterwards.  Walking into their fantastic food section is like visiting a spa for a weekend - you feel better instantly just looking at the fresh fruit & veg sections, and there's a wonderful selection of cakes as well.

Also in the Horsham area is Newbridge Nurseries (fantastic cafe there and an amazing gift section), and Hilliers have several branches around the south east including Horsham and Chichester.  

I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day,
you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
Bill Watterson
Calvin & Hobbes


Emma Bridgewater has some very colourful and lovely pottery to brighten up the home

Emma Bridgewater produces bowls, mugs, plates, napkins and all sorts of products 
covering all sorts of different themes, including gardens, wild flowers,
fruit, vegetables, market gardening, plants and more!
Visit Emma Bridgewater here.