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The Budding Foundation Treat Local Young Carers

16th December 2020

After liaising with Burgess Hill Town Council, The Budding Foundation invited some local young carers to visit Santa's Grotto at South Downs Nurseries. A total of 8 families visited on Friday...

New Scottish Clothing Concession

18th September 2020

With the cooler weather drawing ever closer, we have a brand new cosy clothing range at the South Downs Heritage Centre.

Italy has arrived at the Sussex Food Hall

26th February 2020

Italy has landed at the South Downs Heritage Centre.

Roisin's Water Kefir Now in Sussex Food Hall

26th January 2020

We're pleased to now have Roisin's Water Kefir available at the Sussex Food Hall. Roisin lovingly makes her water kefir herself, in her kitchen in Shoreham-by-Sea. Roisin herself will be...

Charity Grotto Draw Winner Collects Prize

22nd January 2020

Charley Hooper from Brighton won our charity grotto prize draw in conjunction with The Budding Foundation.

Charity Grottos Raise Over £41,000

24th December 2019

Santa's Toy Factory at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks and Santa's Enchanted Forest at Old Barn Garden Centre have raised a combined £41,358 for charity.

Featured News

New Scottish Clothing Concession

18th September 2020

With the cooler weather drawing ever closer, we have a brand new cosy clothing range at the South Downs Heritage Centre.

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: 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 10am - 4:30pm

The Barn Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: Outdoor dining only from 9am
Sunday: Only dining only from 9am

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