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Made & Making announce new charity knit sessions

27th May 2016

We are delighted to announce that we will be having our first charity knit session on Monday 20th June from 2-4pm.

We will be making a simple proejct that is suitable...

Jim Buttress to officially open museum

26th May 2016

Jim Buttress will be officially opening The Budding Foundation Museum of Gardening on Saturday 30 July at the South Downs Heritage Centre. He will later also be signing copies of...

World authority on lawnmowers jets in from United States!

23rd May 2016

The new Budding Foundation Museum of Gardening at the South Downs Heritage Centre, in Hassocks, welcomed a very special guest this week.

Meet the artist - Janine Kilroe

20th May 2016

Fine Art Photographer, Janine Kilroe, will be in residence at the South Downs Heritage Centre in Hassocks on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. Learn about Janine’s own hand painted...

Over 2000 visitors at opening weekend of Art Exhibition

3rd May 2016

One of Brighton & Hove’s Artists Open Houses newest venues, the South Downs Heritage Centre in Hassocks, saw over 2,000 visitors on its opening weekend.

May News from Made & Making

3rd May 2016

A huge thank you to everyone that came along to the open afternoon. What a bonkers time that was. Great to see so many people having a go at our...

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

Juliet Sargeant talk raises £800 for local hospice

A fundraising evening held at South Downs Nurseries has raised £800 for a local hospice.... continue reading »

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Our Partners

Tates Of Sussex

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