venue hire, photoshoots and filming at architectural plants

A Unique Setting

Set in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, we are renowned for our symmetrical avenues of mature trees, sculptural Japanese topiary and internal spans housing thousands of rare and tropical plants. At Architectural Plants, it's easy to believe that you are in a jungle or the rainforest.

Our nursery is in the middle of 32 acres of open fields surrounded by farmland and views of the South Downs. We have a large lake with gently rolling hills - ideal for hosting outdoor performances and gatherings. The lakeside area is beautiful in all of the seasons, making it the perfect location for a photoshoot.

venue hire

In May 2018, we held our first wedding reception at the nursery. Rose and Hamish came to us wanting a beautiful venue with a difference - a place that would allow them to let their creativity take over.

Plants do the most wonderful job of dressing up a venue. With our guidance, they chose a dining area lined with hebes and bamboo-leafed oaks, with Carpinus betulus columns at either end to add a bit of grandeur.

We'd love to hear from you if you're planning a wedding and need some inspiration.

wedding album

photoshoots & filming

From intimate engagement shoots to corporate advertising campaigns, we offer almost limitless options as a photoshoot or filming venue. Click on the links below for a couple of our most recent examples:

key information

  • The nursery building consists of eight polytunnels, measuring a total of 70m x 60m
  • 4m clear working height throughout
  • The building is fully laid out with plants and trees of varying sizes and forms, which can be cleared to create large indoor areas
  • The building is secured with doors at each end, spaced 15m apart
  • Inside is laid to gravel, divided every 15m by 2m-wide concrete paths with a load capacity of 4 tonnes
  • The cafe can provide additional seating or standing space, or can be used as a bar area for functions
  • Wi-Fi covers the entire site, including the boulevard
  • Two fields (one 13 acres, the other 7 acres) and landscaped lake area
  • A hard-standing area to the rear of the nursery building provides enough parking for five articulated lorries
  • Additional parking for 50 cars

what we can provide for you

  • 2 Hyster forklift trucks (1.5 ton) manned by us.
  • 1 JCB all terrain forklift (2 ton) handler manned by us.
  • High access telescopic platform with an operating height of 6m manned by us along with various trollies, cages and stillages.
  • Plant handlers and general labour upon request.
  • Coffee shop can be manned by us to provide hot and cold drinks.
  • Outside catering can be arranged and provided if necessary.

Get in touch

Contact Rachel, our Events Manager, to discuss your project and requirements.

Tel: 01798 879213 / rachel@architecturalplants.com

logistics (click on the map for an expanded version)

- 1 hour from South West London and 45 minutes from central Brighton

- 30-minute drive north of the south coast

- Pulborough is the nearest town and train station, 2 miles away

- Gatwick is the nearest airport, a 30-minute drive away

- We have an onsite helicopter landing site

- There are plenty of hotels and country pubs in the local area; recommendations are available on request

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