Welcome to the Sussex horticultural events contact and information web site

Open gardens day Nutley Horticultural Society

The idea of this web site is to encourage contact and information sharing between horticultural interest groups. You can email me here and I will post pictures of shows or outings. Events can be advertised for example plant sales or outings if there are unfilled places available on buses for outings. Suggestions for good gardens to visit for people with disabilities or just wonderful places to visit. We can use this facility for a multitude of useful information. All can be posted here and linked to our sister page on facebook called  Sussex Horticultural Events and Outings



Gardening for the Mind

Gardening for the Mind

Wednesday June 6th 10am-1pm at Churchside, St John’s Road, Crowborough TN6 1XW

A unique workshop blending the wellbeing benefits of Mindfulness and Gardening

¨ Learn how to cultivate the seeds of self-care
¨ Nourish your mind in nature
¨ Create and take home a potted planter

All welcome; any level of knowledge or none. Give you mind a break in a lovely garden location.

£25 per person including refreshments and plants. Booking essential

Contact Alison Marsden on 07803 045327 or alison.marsden@gardeningbydsign.co.uk to book or find more

Hospice in the Weald open gardens - Stroods, Heron's Gill

Stroods – Thursday 7th June

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Location: Heron’s Ghyll, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN22 4DB

Website: www.opengardens.org.uk

Explore some of Kent and East Sussex’s loveliest gardens as part of this fundraising scheme run by Hospice in the Weald.

We are delighted to announce that Stroods will be joining this year’s Open Gardens scheme in their very first opening to the public.

Situated in Heron’s Ghyll, Stroods is a peaceful and large garden in a beautiful setting on a hill with lovely views. During the last five years, and still a work in progress, the gardens have been completely replanted with a focus particularly on those that are good for bees, butterflies and birds. There is a variety of roses, salvias, peonies and wild flowers to enjoy. The kitchen garden is filled with a broad selection of vegetables and flowers.

Families are welcome and refreshments are available.


Tickets are £10 and can be purchased in advance here: http://www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk/fundraise/open-gardens-and-travel-club/stroods

Rotherfield Open gardens

Sunday 24th. June from 11.00am to 5.30pm
Tickets £6 (children free)
Tickets (& a map with a short description of the 14 gardens) are available from the Village Hall in North Street together with refreshments scones, cakes, sandwiches etc. 
Tickets  are also available from Rother Cottage, Station Road.

If you would like further information please don't hesitate to e-mail or call me on
www.facebook.com RotherfieldVillageHall

Outing to Beth Chatto's garden in Essex

There are spaces on the Beth Chatto garden outing on the 21st June with Crowborough Horticultural Society.

It is £31 each.

Please  email Margaret Stebbing the trip organiser on margretstebbing@btinternet.com if you are interested. 

Hospice in the Weald open gardens Bellemarie, Crowborough

Bellemarie – Saturday 23rd June

Time: 12pm – 5pm

Location: 16 Fermor Way, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3BD

Website: www.opengardens.org.uk

Explore some of Kent and East Sussex’s loveliest gardens as part of this fundraising scheme run by Hospice in the Weald.

Allison’s “secret” garden is full of surprises and was designed to delight the eye with a variety of plants and colours. This includes a “Caribbean” style veranda with beautiful hanging baskets overlooking a pergola with a pitched roof on a large deck area. There are further surprises for those who venture into her “secret” garden. This garden has been creatively designed and planned to be enjoyed by others, definitely not one to be missed!

Tickets can be purchased on the day for £5 and this includes tea and cake.



Crowborough Horticultural Society talks

 Apr 24
Talk: Planting a butterfly border
Tues 19:15 · Crowborough Community Centre · Crowborough
 May 29
Talk: Growing auriculas
Tues 19:15 · Crowborough Community Centre · Crowborough

Bring and Buy plant sale Saturday 5th May

Nutley Horticultural Society sale in the Church Hall, Nutley. drop off from 9.30.open from 10 until 12 on Saturday 5th May. Teas with homemade refreshments and a raffle.

Spring show Nutley Horticultural Society

Spring show Nutley Memorial Hall 2017

Nutley Horticultural Society spring show is on 7th April in the Memorial Hall Nutley 2pm until 3.30pm Teas and a raffle. Prize giving starts at 3.30pm



Southover Grange, Lewes

Southover Grange, Lewes

Lewes' best kept secret

A lovely secluded secret garden in Lewes and free to visit. Four acres of walled garden and some lovely ancient trees in the park. There is also a little cafe on site open at busier times and a superb craft and gallery shop. This garden is open until dusk every day. On street parking nearby.

Wheelchair friendly and there are toilets in the garden as well.

More information and some history in website below


Follers Manor, Alfriston

Follers manor sunken garden


Outing with Nutley Horticultural Society

Nice place for an afternoon visit  with onsite gardeners we could chat to. Very welcoming and they provided us with a delicious buffet lunch all at very reasonable cost

Links to other Horticultural interest groups and websites

We have a list of local horticultural interest groups that have expressed an interest in joining this venture and it is open to anyone to join. Please email on the contacts page or direct to my personal email. 

This venture is overseen and encouraged by www.nutleyhorticulturalsociety.org.uk

Hospice in the Weald




Horticultural events uk wide diary for 2018


Gardening Events UK

A comprehensive list of events taking place across Britain, including plant fairs, markets and flower shows. 

All dates and times are to the best of our knowledge correct at the time of compiling this calendar of garden events. 

gardenhive of knowledge, links, photographs, events, quizzes, and gardens to visit. How to, step by step articles,hints, tips, propagation and growing techniques and book reviews.




Framfield and Blackboys Horticultural Society

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Selwyn Wood – your local Nature Reserve Trevor Hince manages a team of volunteers who look after Selwyn Wood. The wood is a mix of sweet chestnut, hazel and a new oak plantation with 3 streams running through it. Trevor will show us the animals and plants that live in the wood and the work that he leads to manage and enhance it. Enjoy a glass of wine on arrival and coffee later in the evening. Blackboys Village Hall 7.30pm Free to members, £3.00 to non members.




Outing to Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Anglesy Abbey near Cambridge


An outing arranged by The Hardy Plant Society, Sussex in February 2018 to admire the extensive collection of snow drops in the gardens. The house was also open and was free to enter with the ticket. 

Free entry to RHS and national Trust members. This is wheelchair friendly and has an large cafe and shop area at the entrance. 

Outing to Monet's garden