Denmans is a tranquil contemporary garden started by plantswoman Joyce Robinson, a pioneer in creating naturalistic, low-maintenance gravel gardens. The garden was subsequently redesigned by John Brookes MBE, one of Britain’s most influential landscape designers, who lived at Denmans from 1980 until 2018.
A grade II post-war garden, Denmans is made up of a series of intimate spaces and features faux river beds, a walled garden, conservatory, and myriad unusual plants, some semi-tropical. Under restoration, it is known for creative plant associations, architectural plantings, and strong year-round interest. See the website for opening hours and booking information.