Pickhams has been the home of summer art shows and workshops for several years and in 2016 the enchanting hidden gardens were opened to the public for the first time with a trail map leading charmed visitors around the array of temporary art installations and sculptures. In 2017 Summer Trifle, our 2 week long summer festival, was born and in 2019 more events are being added throughout the year. There are also live music events and more garden murals and fascinating art installations to see in the grounds.
A taste of what you could see in the Pickhams Garden in August 2016.
From art workshops and exhibitions to live music, you can find out what is going on at Pickhams. Click the banners below for more information.
The gardens are open during special events only.
Pickhams is located a short distance from the South Downs under the gaze of the Long Man of Wilmington. It is situated on the path of a Roman Road, which is now a popular walking, cycling and horse-riding route.
By car: Pickhams is located approx 9 miles north of Eastbourne. There is parking on site.
Public Transport: Approx 2 miles from Berwick Station and 3 miles from Polegate Station, 1 mile from Wilmington Bus Stop.
Walking/cycling: Download or view our maps online, pick up a copy from local pubs and shops, or send us a DL size SAE (to FREE MAP, Pickhams, Hayreed Lane, Wilmington, Polegate, BN26 6RR) and we'll pop one in the post.