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Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018

14th February 2018

The Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018 took place last week, with a number of our selected food partners taking home prizes!

Well done to the following Sussex Food Hall Partners:

The...

BBC Dig It Q&A Live Broadcast from the Heritage Centre

4th January 2018

A live BBC radio broadcast of gardening show ‘Dig It’ from the South Downs Heritage Centre has been announced! 

Join Jim Buttress, RHS Judge and Judge on BBC TV 'The Great...

Santa’s Grottos raise over £15k for local charities

24th December 2017


Santa’s Toy Factory at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks has raised an astonishing £11,025 for charity this year. The grotto was run by The Budding Foundation, a charity supporting local...

Santa surprises local boy with cheque for the homeless

21st December 2017


When 9-year-old Layton Munnery from Portslade wrote a letter to Santa at South Downs Nurseries, asking him to help the homeless this year, Santa decided to do just that. Santa’s...

Museum of Gardening's November Mystery Tool Winner

14th December 2017

Mystery tool winner for November, Grahame, collects his prize for correctly identifying the Raspberry/Gooseberry pruning hook. Visit us each month to take part in our monthly Mystery Tool competition!

Hassocks Pre-School children officially open Santa’s Toy Factory

1st December 2017


Children from Hassocks Happy Feet Nursery and Pre-School were invited to join Santa in his toy factory on Wednesday 29 November at its official opening. More than 50 children attended...

Featured News

BBC Dig It Q&A Live Broadcast from the Heritage Centre

4th January 2018

A live BBC radio broadcast of gardening show ‘Dig It’ from the South Downs Heritage Centre has been announced! 

Join Jim Buttress, RHS Judge and Judge on BBC TV 'The Great...

BBC Radio Sussex live broadcast from the Heritage Centre

30th April 2017

The Edwin Budding Gallery at the South Downs Heritage Centre hosted BBC Radio Sussex for their first live outside broadcast of their ‘Dig It’ gardening programme on Sunday 30 April....

Volunteers Needed at The Budding Foundation Museum of Gardening

2nd February 2017

The Budding Foundation are looking for volunteers

Heritage Centre Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30 (Browsing from 10:00) 

The Barn Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018

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Tates Of Sussex

The South Downs Heritage Centre is located at South Downs Nurseries, part of the Tates of Sussex Garden Centre Group