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Driftwood Garden East Sussex

4 Marine Drive, Seaford BN25 2RS, England
+44 1323 899296
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An amazing experience

I visited this unique garden with two friends. We were warmly welcomed by Geoff who told us how his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pam P
Amazing little gem of a garden!

This lovely garden in Bishopstone Seaford is well worth finding. We were warmly welcomed by Geoff... read more

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Driftwood is celebrating its 10th year, open until 1st Sept for visits by arrangement, as well as 14 public days, see website for full details. Entry £7.50, monies from private visits go to Macmillan Cancer Support, price includes personal guided tour by owner. Multi award winning seaside garden open each summer with over 18000 visitors to date & nearly £100,000 raised for charity. Featured BBC Gardeners' World & Good Morning Britain, seen in Sunday Telegraph & many national & local newspapers & magazines. Garden sculpture, plant supports & art for sale in addition to fabulous home-made tea & cakes served on vintage china in garden overlooking sea. Afternoon teas, light lunches or just coffee and cake available, if booked 24 hours ahead. Prices start at £4 for beverage & cake. Monty Don said in his introduction on Gardeners' World, we’ve been across Britain looking at inspiring planting and design and this week are at Driftwood, a small garden by the sea that's full of character
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“vintage china” (6 reviews)
“small garden” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4 Marine Drive, Seaford BN25 2RS, England
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+44 1323 899296
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited this unique garden with two friends. We were warmly welcomed by Geoff who told us how his garden evolved and was happy to accompany us and answer our questions. The seaside themed front garden has great views of the coast. On entering the...More

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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a really lovely review Pam, thank you so much for taking the time to post! I'm so glad the sun came out for you to enjoy the tea and cake in the garden. Look forward to seeing you again in 2019!

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Reviewed yesterday

This lovely garden in Bishopstone Seaford is well worth finding. We were warmly welcomed by Geoff the owner, garden designer and chief cake maker! Wonderful views to the sea from the small garden at the front of the property do not prepare you for the...More

Thank travellingmc
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

agh, thank you so very much for taking the time to post a review of your visit, it is greatly appreciated! So very glad you enjoyed the garden and the cakes!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just off the coast road, west of Seaford, this is a small and packed garden boasting bright flowers even in August. Interestingly there are also great views of the coast from the front garden where you can sit and have tea. The foliage is tall...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, many many thanks for visiting today on what was by far our busiest day ever in the garden, thank you for your patience in negotiating the narrow paths with so many people around! Wonderful review, much appreciated

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a truly inspirational and delightful visit. At really short notice Geoff (a fantastic host by the way :)) accommodated us with a tour and tea to enjoy what is difficult to describe, other than I can greatly encourage a visit. This Eden is...More

Thank riaan_s_UK
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What lovely feedabck Riaan, thank you so very much for taking the time to post the review! It is greatly appreciated! It was lovely to meet you all!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I have been to Seaford Beach for many years but this time we visited Geoff’s wonderful, award winning garden. We enjoyed the quirky seaside themed front garden and to hear from Geoff how his garden as a whole has evolved. Walking through...More

Thank melaniesusanwood
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so very much for taking the time to post this wonderful review. It is very much appreciated, so glad you both enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this garden on an NGS open garden day and were not disappointed. Although lots of people were there Geoff still found time to enthusiastically discuss his garden and how it evolved. He and his partner have raised an incredible amount...More

Thank dothigginbottom
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Agh amazing comments thank you so much for taking the time to post and I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to this individual garden did not disappoint. I was concerned the hot weather might have taken its toll but it was as colourful and quirky as ever and even more plants although I am not sure that should be possible! Really appreciate...More

Thank Paula A
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so pleased the garden lived up to expectaion despite the intense heat! It has been an extremely hard job maintaining it this year! Thank you so much for the review!

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

The dedicated owner has created a wonderfully quirky garden with lots to discover. He opens the gardens for fund raising events throughout the year so your visit will benefit others. You can sit in little hideaway areas and enjoy delicious homemade cakes.

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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the tiome to post a review of your visit to Driftwood, it is greatly appreciated! Best wushes

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Geoff has created the most wonderful garden of peace and tranquility. Plants abound from every corner. So much to see that a repeat visit is a must. Family members and friends are welcoming, warmly greeting visitors and providing tasty refreshments - all of which help...More

Thank nicklane104
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Wow! That is so very much appreciated Nick, thank you so much, no worries about the earlier name, but nice to have mine there, thanks again!

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Love this beautiful and interesting garden you will not believe what’s there until you arrive pictures don’t do it justice also great cause and well worth a visit

1  Thank heathersturt
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Geoff S, Owner at Driftwood Garden East Sussex, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Agh thank you Heather, really appreciate you taking the time to post a review, so glad you enjoyed the unexpected!!

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Maureen K
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Response from Geoff S | Property representative |
Most certainly if you book ahead. No problem
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Maureen K
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Response from Geoff S | Property representative |
Thought I'd answered this sincere apologies, if you book in advance you can get sandwiches too!
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