Beautiful gardens with water features and perennial borders designed by two couples.

A water feature in the British Red Cross Cookscroft Open Garden.

01 January 0001


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Designed and built by two couples, this garden for all seasons was started in 1988.

It boasts cottage, woodland and Japanese-style gardens, along with water features and borders of perennials, with a particular emphasis on southern hemisphere plants.

There are unusual plants for the plantsman to enjoy, many grown from seed. The contrasting styles, all flowing together, make the gardens easy to wander anywhere.

The gardens have wheelchair access over grass on bark paths and include unfenced ponds.

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Bookers Lane Earnley
PO20 7JG


From Chichester, take the A286 (Witterings Road) to Birdham (6 miles). At the end of the Birdham Straight, take the first exit (Bell Lane) at the mini roundabout. After 1 mile (on a sharp right bend) turn left into Bookers Lane. Cookscroft Garden is the 2nd house on the left. Parking 25 yards beyond the house and barns.


  • dogs on leads 
  • wheelchair accessible
  • refreshments
  • plant sale