Chelmsford Lodge

Close to the sea, the Downs and the town centre, this large private garden has an abundance of interest areas and planting.

Yellow roses

16 June 2024


Entrance fee:
£6 (adults and concessions)
2pm - 5pm
Garden owner:
Jane Stevens

For all enquiries, please get in touch with us by email

Chelmsford Lodge is in a residential area of Eastbourne, close to the sea, the Downs and the town centre. It is a surprisingly large garden of almost an acre, mostly unseen from the road, surrounded by mature trees, including beech, red flowering chestnut, maple, whitebeam and a very old elm.

At the end of the tennis-court-sized lawn and flower borders, an arched gateway leads to a ‘secret garden’ where you’ll discover an arbour, trellises, a rockery and a large pond surrounded by rose beds and tree peonies.

There is a variety of flowering shrubs and trees, including fruit trees, bulbs and flowers that burst into colour throughout the spring and summer months.

Event information


Chelmsford Lodge
12 Granville Road
East Sussex
BN20 7HE


Granville Road is situated very centrally near the Congress Theatre. From the seafront: at Wilmington Square take Carlisle Road and then the third turning on the left. The garden is on the right, 100 yards from the crossroads. Bus stop number three is right outside.


  • Refreshments
  • Dogs on lead
  • Limited wheelchair access