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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.


Lady Emma of Parham House and Gardens Sussex

Latest News

The Kitchen Garden: Gooseberries

Our monthly Kitchen Garden Series includes tips from the Gardening Team on growing your own produce and a delicious seasonal recipe from private chef and food stylist Nicola Richman. This month we look at gooseberries.


Aerial view of Parham House

GARDENER'S CORNER with Tom Brown, Head Gardener


A few seasonal tasks for July:

  • Now is the time to enjoy your hard work in the garden! Pick courgettes, sweet peas and dahlias regularly to have a constant supply through the summer.
  • Keep containers well fed and watered during the summer months. A regular feeding regime can make the difference between a good display and a great one!
  • Deadhead your roses and annuals to keep them blooming. Don’t let them think that their work is done and allow seeds to form.
  • Cut your lawns slightly higher to avoid that straw-like scorched look in your garden. A higher cut means less stress on the grass.
  • Avoid watering tomatoes after 3pm. Wet cold foliage in the evening is a recipe for blight. Water routinely in the mornings with similar amounts of water to avoid blossom end rot too.

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