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Claim your FREE seat at BBC's Dig It

13th April 2018

Would you like to be in the live studio audience for the BBC Sussex Live broadcast of Dig It from the South Downs Heritage Centre on Sunday 29th April? We have...

Museum of Gardening's March Mystery Tool Winner

13th April 2018

The Museum of Gardening's Mystery Tool Winner for March was Roz, who was drawn from only 2 correct entries out of 120 last month! Here she is collecting her prize...

Budding Foundation's Easter Egg Raffle Winner

6th April 2018

The Museum of Gardening's Giant Easter Egg raffle raised over £200 for the Budding Foundation. Lucky winner Katie is seen here getting ready to demolish the egg!

Tom Cotcher Art Exhibition

22nd March 2018

Actor turned artist, Tom Cotcher, best known for his role as DC Woods in The Bill, is exhibiting his artwork at The Cube Gallery in The South Downs Heritage Centre.

Museum of Gardening's February Mystery Tool Winner

18th March 2018

Pop back to the Museum of Gardening each month for the chance to win £20 Tates Garden Centres in our monthly competition!

Museum of Gardening New Mower Exhibit

18th March 2018

The Museum of Gardening has a bright new exhibit - a totally restored 1958 Atco Powered Sidewheel mower with an interesting history - we even have the original purchase receipt...

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

Latest News

Museum of Gardening's March Mystery Tool Winner

The Museum of Gardening's Mystery Tool Winner for March was Roz, who was drawn from only 2 correct entries out of 120 last month! Here she is collecting her prize (the vouchers, not the Fern Trowel!) from museum curator Clive.... continue reading »

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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