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Open Gardens - Sunniva Harte's Garden
  • Oak Gate, Hankham Street, Hankham
    BN24 5BG
Our Open Gardens season is back for 2021 and we can’t wait to welcome you to the stunning gardens we are opening this year.

Sunniva Harte's Garden is 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. 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 on short leads

Tickets are £5. Visit

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