Valewood Farm 5773

Haslemere, England, West Sussex, Chichester

Brief Description

This was once the site of a small but elegant example of a 1920s garden in the style of Gertrude Jekyll. A Country Life Article (October 13, 1928, p. 523) gives a full description. The site is now a working farm with a new garden created to the north of the house.

History

The site is part of the Valewood Estate, which is in itself part of the Blackdown Estate. Valewood House was built in the 1830s, with a park and pleasure grounds. Oliver Hill purchased the farm in 1926, restoring the derelict house and creating the garden. Gertrude Jekyll schemed the planting plan and gave many plants from her own garden.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Lurgashall
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People

People associated to Valewood Farm

References

References

Contributors

  • Jennie Hook

    1

  • Dr and Mrs W R Trotter

    1

  • Sussex Gardens Trust