There is also the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful Arlington Bluebell Walk Wood out of season, something never before offered to visitors.
Bates Green Garden at Arlington, near to Hailsham is part of the 130-acre farm, which first came into the McCutchan family in 1921, having been part of the Michelham Priory Estate.
John McCutchan’s late wife Carolyn started work on the Garden back in 1968. She was a self-taught keen plantswoman and created a colourful and tranquil garden, full of unusual plants and shrubs.
From 1988 she annually opened her garden under the National Garden Scheme (NGS) and for other charities.
Sadly 2015 was her last year, but now it is going to be open every Wednesday from June 9 until October 27.
Carolyn was ill for seven years before her death in December 2019, when her former student of 2002 and friend Emma Reece from Burgess Hill, came with her partner to offer their condolences to John.
Emma and John…