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Bees return to the South Downs Heritage Centre

27th July 2016

The bees have returned to their hive at the South Downs Heritage Centre, after almost 2 years.

Rare vintage mower acquired by Museum of Gardening

21st July 2016

A rare and rather large vintage mower has been acquired by the Budding Foundation Museum of Gardening at South Downs Heritage Centre in Hassocks. The museum’s curator, Clive Gravett, is...

Great British Sewing Bee finalist to take part in charity fundraiser

18th July 2016

One of this years ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ finalists and Hassocks resident, Joyce, is teaming up with ‘Made and Making’, the home of sewing and craft workshops, to raise money...

Nominees announced for Sussex Food Awards 2017

7th July 2016

Several suppliers to South Downs Heritage Centre, Hassocks, have made it to the finals of the Sussex Food Awards 2017...

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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 Budding Foundation Treat Local Young Carers

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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