Orchards, Rowfant, Near Crawley, Mid Sussex, England
Record Id: 5767
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
The site has a woodland garden. There are camellias, rhododendrons, a wild orchid meadow, bluebell wood, newly-developed herbaceous borders and a herb and vegetable garden. Restoration is continuing under the present ownership.
Brief history of site
Scrubland was purchased in 1934. The house was built by the Hellyer family and finished in 1938. There were two extensions (1948-9 and 1959). The site was run as a market garden during the war and for some time afterwards. Trees were planted in the 1940s. Borders were developed in the late-1940s and 1950s. New borders, patios and hedge planting were developed from 1989 onwards.
Address: off Wallage Lane, Rowfant, Crawley, RH10 4NG
Locality: Near Crawley, Mid Sussex
West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Worth
Historical County: Sussex
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||198||Grid Ref:||TQ326369|
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1934 to 1938
Main period of development: Mid 20th century