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Twyford House

Thursday, 23 June '22   2:30pm – 4:30pm BST
Birch Grove, Horsted Keynes, Haywards Heath, RH17 7DJ
13 spaces available
Twyford House


Twyford House sits on high ground on the edge of Ashdown Forest and enjoys far reaching views across a lake to wooded hills behind and the South Downs in the distance. We are delighted to be invited to visit this private garden by the owners, who have been members of SGT for many years. When they arrived 25 years ago, they wanted to create a garden that reflected their own artistic taste, while taking full advantage of this beautiful landscape as a backdrop. We last visited in 2009 and were enchanted by the romantic rose garden, allée with clipped Photinia, and above all the exquisite topiary, all of which combine to create what Caroline Holmes describes as “ operatic experience..”. Since then, with loving care and enthusiasm, the owners and the gardening team have maintained the garden to very high standards and added further delights. This is an opportunity not to be missed.


From the Wych Cross traffic lights, head west on Hindleap Lane. After 0.7 miles, turn left into Twyford Lane (after 100m you will see a small carpark on the right which may be useful for anyone wishing to car share for the last mile of the route. Continue down Twyford Lane passing some buildings on the left, then pass under some overhanging trees until you see a red letter box on the right some 0.8 miles from the previous junction. Turn right here down an un-named narrow track. Continue straight ahead for 0.2 miles and park where indicated by the parking marshal.


Twyford House - SGT members
6 available until Wed 15 Jun 5pm
Includes tea and cake
Twyford House - guest of SGT member
7 available until Wed 15 Jun 5pm
Includes tea and cake


Birch Grove, Horsted Keynes
Haywards Heath
RH17 7DJ