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Inspiring Sussex Gardens

By June 13, 2013January 18th, 2018Blog, Inspiration

I am incredibly fortunate to live in a beautiful part of England.

Sussex is a truly stunning county and at it’s heart are the South Downs, designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’

As a Contemporary Impressionist I am constantly inspired to paint by my surroundings.

Here are some of my favourite places to visit:


Wakehurst Place–  The National Trust garden for all seasons managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

wakehurst place Collage


Recently I was completely inspired by a  fantastic tour of Farley Farm where the truly talented Lee Miller used to live. I absolutely loved it!!  Utterly Magical!!farley farm Collage

Sheffield Park one of the National Trust’s flagship gardens

Sheffield PArk Collage


Sheffield Park inspired the ‘water lily’ paintings in my Passion collection

lillies Collage


I have yet to pay the Driftwood Open Garden in Seaford a visit but it is top of my list. From these photos I’m sure you can see why!

driftwood Collage


The middle image is courtesy of the Galloping Gardener and I will be using her wonderful blog to help me discover more beautiful gardens!


Please do let me know if there are any that you can recommend