Peeler’s Retreat – National Garden Scheme, Open Days 2023

April 15, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peeler's Retreat
70 Ford Rd
Arundel BN18 9EX
Adult: £5.00, Child: Free. Book online or pay on entry.
Tony & Lizzie Gilks
01903 884981

Peelers Retreat National Garden Scheme

Peeler’s Retreat
70 Ford Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9EX

A stunning garden filled with imaginative woodland sculptures and natural forestry features. These quirky yet tasteful additions are set within a wonderful garden laid out around a raised fishpond and small rockery. An inventive water feature rill wends its way through parts of the garden and a working Victorian fireplace.

Curved and irregular shaped beds interlock with safe walkways, generously planted with a range of specimen trees that have been adapted to give height, structure and dappled shade. Underneath the canopy, architectural plants are playfully mixed in with fragrant roses, clematis, luxurious canna lilies and the dazzling colours of dahlias, fuchsias and bedding plants. There’s a variety of spring flowers. Summer bedding plants, with sweet chestnut roots used as planters for bonsai trees and a colourful living wall.

Painted pots containing late flowering exotic plants, as well as a fully stocked greenhouse of salad vegetables. All this and much more has been included into this gently terraced garden.

During our April opening the focus will be colourful tulip beds, whilst May, June and July hosts gorgeous clematis, palms and roses, September and October have a blaze of late summer and autumn colours with hydrangeas, cannas, dahlias and exotic plants.

Restricted wheelchair access due to narrow side entrance. Regret no motorised wheelchairs.

Home-made teas. Refreshments in aid of local charity.

The National Garden Scheme
Founded in 1927 by the Queen’s Nursing Institute to raise funds for community nursing means that gardens, health and community are at the heart of what we do at the National Garden Scheme. Every ticket bought, every garden visited, and every cake and cup of tea savoured translates into millions of pounds in donations not only to some of the UK’s best loved nursing and health charities but to garden charities and community projects too.

In 2022 we made donations of 3.11 million. Beneficiaries include Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support and Parkinson’s UK.

Visit for more information about the work of the National Garden Scheme, to search for gardens opening in your area or to find out how to open your own garden for the National Garden Scheme.

For West Sussex gardens opening for the National Garden Scheme in Spring please click on the following link:

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