The Gardens of Cotchford

A Symphony of Natural Splendour and Historical Charm

Discover the Cotchford Farm Gardens

Tucked within the Weald of Sussex Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the gardens of Cotchford Farm enhance the enchanting character of this historic estate. Conceived by landscape architect Thomas Berrow and meticulously overseen by Daphne Milne and her full-time gardener, George Tasker, these gardens echo the historical allure and charm of the farmhouse, offering a serene, tranquil haven for our guests.

Explore the formal terraces, bluebell woodlands, border gardens, and manicured lawns. Each feature has been lovingly crafted to reflect the timeless beauty of the English countryside.

Unearth the legacy of Winnie the Pooh with the stone statue of Christopher Robin, the sundial adorned with AAM initials, and his immutable characters carved at its base. The statue of Owl, too, stands as a testament to the tales of A.A. Milne’s beloved chronicles.

Relax under a canopy of trellised wisteria by the heated pool. This tranquil oasis amidst the gardens is the perfect spot to unwind.

Savour an al fresco meal on the paved terrace, enveloped by the timeless beauty of the surrounding gardens. This idyllic setting is perfect for memorable outdoor dining experiences.

Embark on a leisurely stroll along the quintessential country lane that leads to the famous Pooh Sticks Bridge. This journey is a gentle reminder of the serene beauty that the English countryside has to offer.

Explore the meandering paths that lead to the newly installed tennis court, wildflower gardens, and water features. The gardens of Cotchford Farm beckon you to embark on a journey through time, immersing you in the world of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and their companions. As you explore these serene spaces, you’ll find yourself transported into the pages of your favourite childhood stories.

The gardens of Cotchford Farm are more than an attraction; they are an immersive experience steeped in history and natural beauty, waiting to be discovered and cherished.

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

― A.A. Milne