The Long House Garden

The Long House is located in the idyllic South Downs hamlet of Westdean. Our one acre garden is set on a south facing free draining chalk slope. The garden is formed of ‘rooms’ with different levels of steps and slopes with a colour theme for each area. Many old favourites like hollyhocks, roses and lavenders dominate, with more unusual plants between. Behind the house we have planted a border the entire length which has grasses, roses and perennials. Beyond the border there’s a paddock with grass paths winding through a field of indigenous wild flowers: ox-eye daisies with vipers bugloss rising above and many smaller varieties peeping out below. And, as you’d expect from the couple who started Pots and Pithoi, plenty of Cretan terracotta pots dotted around the garden.