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Both the climate and soil in this part of the Sussex South Downs are exceptionally well-suited to the cultivation of grapes, resulting in award-winning wines and sparkling wines.

Gardens & Vineyards

The Horsham District is home to some outstanding and beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces including some of the best scenery the South Downs and High Weald has to offer.

Parham House and Gardens. This award winning walled, formal garden covers over seven acres of land and can be visited independently of the nearby Elizabethan house. Parham House and its award-winning gardens are set in almost 1,000 acres of open parkland including some 300 acres of ancient park within which fallow deer roam. A low brick maze has also been recently built which can baffle both adults and children alike.

St Mary's House and Garden, Bramber, is a beautiful 15th century timber house with a recently restored Victorian garden once lost to rack and ruin. Limited opening hours. Telephone (01903) 816295.

Nutbourne Manor Vineyard, one of several successful Sussex Vineyards, is beautifully situated in the countryside to the east of Pulborough and is one of the largest vineyards in Sussex open to the public. Part of the new renaissance of English Wine Nutbourne is stunning boutique vineyard with its own state of the art winery producing award-winning still and sparkling wines. Telephone (01798) 812194.

Southwater Country Park is well-known for its watersports, fishing and countryside walks and includes a Visitor Centre and cafe so viitors can make a day of it! The Park has been designated a Site of Nature Conservation Interest because of its important habitats and rare butteflies and dragonflies and includes an amazing display of Orchids during June. Just off the A24, with 3 car parks around the site. Tel: (01403) 731218.

Horsham Park
Horsham Park is a haven of landscaped green space with a lake, mature trees, a children's maze and large play area as well as several options for active leisure including swimming, tennis, bowls, skateboarding and orienteering. Within the Park is Park House Garden, a tranquil landscaped sensory garden designed with the disabled and visually impaired in mind, as well as a delightful Human Nature Garden where you can admire and learn about human uses for plants or enjoy the natural-style amphitheatre.

The Park Conservatory Café is an ideal spot to stop for refreshments and to listen to concerts on the nearby podium. The podium also hosts regular children's fun activities freely available for young families several times a week throughout the summer.

Great Gardens of Sussex
West Sussex has a unique collection of magnificent gardens all within a short drive of Horsham and eachother. These include Wakehurst Place, High Beeches, Nymans, and Borde Hill Gardens. Set in hundreds of acres of unspoilt Sussex countryside these botanically rich gardens, steeped in gardening history, can be enjoyed by all. If you love plants you’ll find them in abundance here, from small wild flowers to the some of the largest trees in Britain.

Many of the gardens also have extra features including beautiful lakes, a sculpture garden, a vintage car collection and more.

For further information about places of interest and attractions in the Horsham District please contact Horsham Visitor Information Centre.

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