Groups & Coaches
Our garden attracts many thousands of group visitors from all over the UK and many from Europe.
We offer a perfect day out for a group visit as we have so much to delight you,
from the three and a half acres of landscaped gardens to a well-stocked
nursery, garden & gift shop and licensed restaurant.
Groups of 15 or more are £6.00. Free parking and lunch for driver and free entry into the gardens.
Why visit Merriments?
Merriments’ garden is independently owned by the
Weeks family and was established 24 years ago. It has a long season of colour, texture and scent with the very essence of Merriments garden being the exuberant, generous planting and exciting colour combinations.
The garden has highlights throughout the seasons: In April the wide sweeping borders will be filled with thousands of jewel-coloured
tulips and complimented by delicate cherry blossoms beautifully framing the
pond and the Spring Garden is a patchwork of pretty soft colours.
In May there are deep banks of alliums lining the stream bed with candy coloured candelabra
primula partnered by poppies, irises and peonies. June has a soft romantic
atmosphere with lots of fragrant roses, clematis, irises and poppies. The height and drama in the borders begins to
build in July and is at its peak in August, followed in September, with lovely
include a wild garden with bird hide, a gravel garden, formal pottager garden with rill, two ponds with a bridge and a verdant bog garden with deck walkway.
The garden is open in 2016 from 25th March to 16th October, 10am-5pm.
Lunch & Refreshments
Merriments has a large restaurant with welcoming staff and we serve popular homemade food with many familar favourites. All our food is presented and served with old fashioned charm. For more information about our restaurant please see the 'restaurant' page.
When booking, it is wise to pre-book your lunch, coffee, or afternoon tea to ensure the best sevice. We have some excellent group option packages available with preferential prices for a combined garden and lunch/afternoon tea.
You can book a guided tour around the garden with the owner which lasts an hour and costs £40 per group.The tour will include information about the garden's history and there will be opportunities to ask questions.
Getting here and parking
Merriments is situated on the East Sussex and Kent border just off the A21. We are easily found by following signs from the A21 at Hurst Green.
There is ample free parking.
Almost all of the garden is accessible due to being fairly level with wide paths. The rest of Merriments site is also level and we have wide doors ensuring access is good.
To book a group visit to Merriments, or a joint one with Pashley Manor, please email (see the form below) or speak to Taryn Murrells who will be pleased to send out booking forms and information on the gardens and look at proposed dates with you.
We require a £50 deposit on booking which is refundable in the event of
cancellation notified to us more than 14 days prior to the visit.
Please do not e-mail booking forms but return them by post with the deposit cheque.
All bookings are confirmed by return. Please contact us if you require further information.
Tel Number: 01580 860666.
Joint Group Tour with Pashley Manor Gardens
A Day Out for Discerning Garden Lovers
We are pleased to offer you the chance to combine two very
lovely gardens with different but complimentary styles, only two miles apart.
To start your day, enjoy a visit to Merriment’s beautiful
garden in the morning. Should you wish to, your group can then enjoy browsing around
our large plant nursery and garden shop, and after, perhaps lunch in our popular
restaurant with its sunny terrace.
In the early afternoon travel the short distance of just two
miles to visit beautiful Pashley Manor with its romantic English landscaping
surrounding an unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house. View historic walled gardens, large ponds, the
productive kitchen garden and enchanting woodland paths.
£15.50 per person for both gardens.
To find out more about this this joint tour, or to book it, please speak to Taryn Murrells who will be pleased to assist you with booking information and booking forms.
Please call us on 01580 860666 or fill in the booking form below:-