I enjoyed a visit to Pembury House in Clayton, Sussex today, open for the NGS. The gardens are known for their winter interest, but it is clear from the emerging shoots that they must be pretty splendid all year round. The garden is around two acres, mostly open with trees and large swathes of planting, and lovely views across Sussex. My favourite part of the garden was closer to the house, where a series of intimate areas have been created, also planted with lots of snowdrops and hellebores. Also took the opportunity to pop into Rushfields Plant Centre at Poynings, just north of Brighton, to check out the plants...and the cheese scones...yum!