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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

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The Kitchen Garden: Asparagus

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 asparagus.


Aerial view of Parham House

GARDENER'S CORNER with Tom Brown, Head Gardener


A few seasonal tasks for June:

  • Once your hanging baskets and containers are planted up, the feed in the compost will often be used up within weeks. Get into a routine of feeding your containers with tomato food once a week and deadhead regularly to achieve a stunning display for the summer.
  • As tedious as it can be at this time of year when there is so much to do in the garden, make time for weeding. If you can keep your borders clean of annual weeds now, they do not establish and your plants soon smother them. You can then spend time enjoying your garden.
  • Continue to stake your perennials to keep them looking their best. It is very difficult to prop up a plant that has fallen over and make it look presentable – catch it early to give the best display.
    Having planted out lots of bedding plants and vegetables, you will be watering them quite often.
  • Moist ground at night is ideal for slugs and snails to have a ball! Keep your slug prevention up until the plants are established. You can use organic, pet safe pellets – you do not need to use a great quantity. Just put 5 pellets under a roofing tile with a stone propping up one end to entice the slugs in there during the day and keep the pellets away from birds, children and pets.
  • Avoid watering your tomatoes after 3pm. If the foliage is wet in the evening when the temperature drops, this gives the perfect conditions for blight. Water well in the morning to allow the water time to be used by the plants so that they go into the cooler evening with a drier atmosphere.

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