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“Nothing at Parham is superfluous, nothing unloved. It is a house of magic.”

In the 'Top 20' of Simon Jenkins' ENGLAND'S THOUSAND BEST HOUSES

A Warm Welcome to Parham House & Gardens

Welcome to Parham. It has always been a well-loved family home, and only three families have lived here since its foundation stone was laid in 1577 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The Hon. Clive Pearson, my great-grandfather, bought the House and Estate in 1922. He and his wife Alicia found the House and Garden in sad repair, and together they revived and restored both with great sensitivity and care. They opened the House to visitors in 1948. Their work was continued by my great-aunt Veronica Tritton, who inherited Parham, living here until her death in 1993.

Parham’s tranquillity and timeless beauty have changed little over the centuries. Parham House and Gardens are now owned by a Charitable Trust. I have lived here with my family since 1994.

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Lady Emma of Parham House and Gardens Sussex

Latest News

440th anniversary

Parham celebrates a special anniversary

 

GARDENER'S CORNER with Tom Brown, Head Gardener

Parham House Gardener
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A few seasonal tasks for February:

  • With there being very little chance of the ground being dry, now is a good time to mulch your borders to feed them and retain some of that moisture during active growth of your garden plants. April and May can be a busy time in the garden and by mulching, you supress that first, irritating flush of annual weeds.
  • Keep an eye out for greenhouse pests, catch them early to avoid an outbreak later on in the year which is much harder to control.
  • Start sowing your seeds, keep them well ventilated and prick them out early to avoid damping off.
  • As perennials begin their active growth, it is a great time to divide the clumps. By dividing in the spring the plants remain active and recover from the division very quickly.
  • Chit your seed potatoes in a cool, well-lit place. By giving them lots of light but cooler temperatures, you avoid the drawn, alien like growth when it comes to planting time.

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