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Luctons and the Priest House, West Hoathly

Friday, 8 July '22   2pm – 4:30pm BST
Luctons, North Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead, RH19 4PP
14 spaces available
Luctons and the Priest House, West Hoathly


The garden at Luctons is filled with variety: clipped box hedges with topiary peacocks, an extensive terrace with urns of flowers, cottage garden style planting in long double flower borders and an orchard underplanted with spring bulbs. The orchard includes the apple variety 'Spartan' and borders the kitchen garden. Propogation is important to the owners who also have 3 greenhouses and grapevines.
Photograph copyright Caroline Holmes.

The Priest House has over 170 culinary, medicinal and household herbs planted in the garden which surrounds the house built in the fifteenth century. Initially the house was lived in by labourers but in 1905 it was restored in the style of William Morris and Philip Webb by John Godwin-King and opened to the public. Apart from herbs the garden contains espaliered apple trees and many cottage garden favourites.


Parking in the village is limited. There will be parking marshalls from SGT to help direct you. However there is also a free public car park at Finches Field Car Park, 2 Church Hill, East Grinstead, RH19 4PN. This is approximately 400 yards from the visits. The road does not have a pavement so please be careful if using this option.


Luctons / Priest House SAS member
27 available until Thu 30 Jun 5pm
Sussex Archaeological Society members will need to show their membership card at The Priest House
Luctons / Priest House non SAS members
22 available until Thu 30 Jun 5pm
SGT members who are not also members of Sussex Archaeological Society


North Lane
West Hoathly
East Grinstead
RH19 4PP


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