The Nursery is used year to round supply the garden with plants, the area will be under renovation in 2020 and we hope to make some development with this area of the garden in future years.
The Russian Steps
A large landscaped area which steps down towards the walled garden, this area is and is home to a large pictorial meadow which uses a colourful mix of annuals including Escholzia californica( Californian poppy ), Corieopsi lanceolata (Tickseed) and Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower).Each side of the Russian Steps in home to wonderful mixed orchards of apple, pear and quince, with the centre being home to a wildlife pond.
A jewel of the gardens at Fairlight hall is the magnificent walled garden designed by Susan Watson and winner of the Sussex Heritage Trust renovation 2009. The garden was an empty shell with crumbling walls when work began in 2006 to renovate the garden after renovations were finished in 2009 the walled garden is now home to an Amphitheatre , glasshouse, pond and fruit cage. This area of the garden is main function is to grow food for the house and the events that the estate holds, a large variety of fruits and vegetables are grown here from the everyday to the slightly unusual.
In the walled garden you will find the Glasshouse another jewel in the garden which was given a brand new function and re-organised in 2018 by head gardener John Myers, John designed, three display beds in the glasshouse two in the central zone of the glasshouse being home to tropical plants such as Bromeliads, Vanda Orchids and Epiphyllum Cacti, other exotics such as Hibiscus schizopetalus, Brugmansia and a range of other exotic plants can be seen. In the North wing of the glasshouse the Fairlight Hall Cacti and Succulents are held along with the citrus collection with which we grow our own citrus fruit, in this wing spring flowering Jasmin can be seen which fills the glasshouse with it’s magical scent in February to March we also hold a small collect of Pelargonium. The south wing of the glasshouse is home to our propagation until and is where the majority of our seeds and cuttings are started for the garden before being moved to the nursery and other areas of the garden.