Events Diary

Date

March 25th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 25th March in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

March 26th


Location

South Downs Nurseries

SEAMS Vintage Steam Engine Day

Location : South Downs Nurseries This year’s annual Seams Engine display will be held at South Downs Nurseries. Members of the public can see Steam engines and talk to enthusiastic owners.

Date

March 26th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location : South Downs Heritage Centre Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 26th March. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Date

March 26th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Vintage Horticultural Machinery Club

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. A unique display of Vintage Horticultural Machinery will be on show at the entrance to the South Downs Heritage Centre and Museum of Gardening. Supplied by members of the VHMC who will be on hand to answer any questions. Our museum curator Clive will also produce a few rare and […]

April - 2017

Date

April 1st - April 17th


Location

Paradise Park Heritage Trail & Gardens

Easter Bunny Hunt Competition & Children’s Events

Location: Paradise Park Heritage Trail & Gardens Paradise Park’s bunnies have hidden themselves in the visitor attraction. Find them all and you could win a fantastic prize! 3rd/7th/14th/17th Easter Decorating 4th/11th Nature Workshop 5th/12th Face Painting 6th/13th Mosaic Workshop * All craft activities £1 All events are for Park Pass Holders only and are located […]

Date

April 1st


Location

All Garden Centres

Charity Car Wash

Location : All Garden Centres Visit our centres and leave with a glistening car as local youth groups wash vehicles to raise money for good causes. Paradise Park : The Newhaven Air Cadets will be at Paradise Park from 10am – 4pm. South Downs Nurseries : The Mid Sussex District Scouts will be at South Downs Nurseries […]

Date

April 1st - April 14th


Location

Paradise Park

Poems for Plants

Location: Paradise Park Beautiful and humorous, sad and angry!-Poems on a plant theme throughout the plant area, with a chance to pen your own winning poem in our competition.

Date

April 1st


Location

Paradise Park

Newhaven Twinning Association Car Boot Sale

Time for a clear out & tidy up, don’t be an April fool – sell it! Newhaven Twinning Association Car Boot Sale on Saturday 1st April , 9.00am -1.00pm (Sellers from 8.15am) at Paradise Park, Avis Road, NEWHAVEN, BN9 0DH. Cars:£6.00 Vans £8.00. NO food, plants or trade.

Date

April 5th


Location

Paradise Park

Timely Talk ‘Plot on the Landscape’

Location: Paradise Park. Our annual look at the world of herb and vegetable growing, with solutions for every space and plot. Free tea and coffee plus a plant offer. Free entry. All welcome! 11am.

Date

April 8th


Location

Paradise Park

Newhaven in Bloom sign up Saturday

Location: Paradise Park Sign up and take part in Newhaven in Bloom 2017. Pop by & pick up an entry form and a free cup of tea or coffee with your entry. Why not give it a go this year and have a chance to win some of the prizes on offer, plus a rewards […]

Date

April 8th - April 16th


Location

South Downs Nurseries & Mayberry Garden Centre

Easter Fun Week

Location: South Downs Nurseries & Mayberry Garden Centre There’s Bunnies on the loose – and it’s up to the kids to find them! There will be bunnies hidden around the garden centre at Mayberry and South Downs.

Date

April 8th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Behind the scenes at The Chelsea Flower Show with Juliet Sargeant

‘Behind the scenes at The Chelsea Flower Show’ Free entry but places are limited so book in advance by e-mailing info@southdownsheritagecentre.co.uk or calling 01273 847707 TV presenter and garden designer, Juliet Sargeant shares how to ‘win Gold at Chelsea and stay sane’. With an illustrated talk, she will take us behind the scenes at the […]

Date

April 22nd - April 23rd


Location

South Downs Nurseries

Bonsai Weekend

Location : South Downs Nurseries Back by popular demand: The Sussex Bonsai club will be displaying a fantastic array of bonsai and giving demonstrations and tips to the public. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Date

April 29th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 29th March in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

April 30th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 30th April. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Date

April 30th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

May - 2017

Date

May 3rd


Location

Paradise Park

Date

May 6th - May 29th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Artist’s Open Houses

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre For the second year running, artists will be invited to take part in Brighton and Hove’s Artists Open Houses event. This event is run in association with The CUBE Gallery. Any interested parties should contact Martin Nee: m.nee@mac.com. UPDATE: The selection process for AOH 2017 is now complete. Please contact […]

Date

May 6th - May 14th


Location

All Garden Centres

FREE Hanging Basket Planting Week

Location: All Garden Centres. Hurrah! Back by popular demand Tates Garden Centres are holding their annual Free Planting Week. Simply choose a container or hanging basket, then choose the plants and our helpful staff will plant it up for you, while you wait! If you are unsure of what plants to choose just tell us […]

Date

May 6th - May 7th


Location

Paradise Park

Owls ‘Out & About’

Location: Paradise Park Owls ‘Out & About’ will be at Paradise Park on 6th & 7th May. Come and experience the magic of getting up close to our feathered friends. 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date

May 6th - May 7th


Location

South Downs Nurseries

Nursery Tours with David Finn

Find out more about how plants are grown with a behind the scenes tour at South Downs Nurseries. Our experienced nursery manager will take you through all the stages of growing plants, to the time they are ready for retail and make their way to our three Sussex based Garden Centres.  

Date

May 13th - May 14th


Location

South Downs Nurseries

Nursery Tours with David Finn

Find out more about how plants are grown with a behind the scenes tour at South Downs Nurseries. Our experienced nursery manager will take you through all the stages of growing plants, to the time they are ready for retail and make their way to our three Sussex based Garden Centres.

Date

May 20th - May 21st


Location

Paradise Park

Weed Weekend

Location: Paradise Park Identification and remedies for troubling weeds with our expert plant doctor, Mr. David Fitton, MBE. (10-5pm. only).

Date

May 27th - June 4th


Location

Paradise Park Heritage Trail & Gardens

Date

May 27th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 27th May in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

May 28th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 28th May. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Date

May 29th - June 4th


Location

Paradise Park

Rose Week

Visit our store during Rose Week and discover new scents and colour with our beautiful displays. For a more in-depth look into the history behind this marvelous flower our monthly ‘Timely Talk – The Rosarians Dream’ will take a closer and more entertaining look packed full of useful advice and wonderful ideas.

June - 2017

Date

June 3rd


Location

South Downs Nurseries

Owls ‘Out & About’

Location: South Downs Nurseries Owls ‘Out & About’ will be at South Downs Nuseries on the 3rd June. Come and experience the magic of getting up close to our feathered friends. 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date

June 7th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

June 11th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

June 24th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 24th June in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

June 24th - June 25th


Location

Paradise Park

Peacehaven Open Gardens

Location: Paradise Park Peacehaven Open Gardens Proudly sponsored by Paradise Park Come and view the beautiful gardens on display in Peacehaven Money raised will be donated to St Wilfred’s Hospice ‘For further details on the event email alisonstanding@sky.com or vist www.peacehavenhorticultural.co.uk

Date

June 25th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 25th June. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

July - 2017

Date

July 1st - July 23rd


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Date

July 5th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

July 21st - July 23rd


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Keep It Local Craft Show

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre Friday 21st July until Sunday 23rd July 10:00am – 4:30pm. Exquisite gifts and treats ALL handmade in South East England by the artists. These shows form part of a series of Keep It Local craft events being held in Kent, Sussex & Surrey. Please direct all enquiries to the Keep It […]

Date

July 22nd - July 23rd


Location

Paradise Park

Plant Pest Weekend

Location: Paradise Park Advice from our resident Plant Doctor, Mr. David Fitton, M.B.E. with an identification display and alternatives in control.

Date

July 29th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 29th July in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

July 30th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 30th July. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

August - 2017

Date

August 3rd - August 28th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Date

August 21st - August 23rd


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Keep It Local Craft Show

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre Friday 21st July until Sunday 23rd July 10:00am – 4:30pm. Exquisite gifts and treats ALL handmade in South East England by the artists. These shows form part of a series of Keep It Local craft events being held in Kent, Sussex & Surrey. Please direct all enquiries to the Keep It […]

Date

August 26th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 26th August in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

August 26th - August 28th


Location

Paradise Park

Sussex at Home Weekend

Location: Paradise Park A celebration of all things Sussex, highlighting many of our local suppliers, with offers and tastings.

Date

August 27th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 27th August. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

September - 2017

Date

September 2nd


Location

Paradise Park

Better Lawn Weekend

Location : Paradise Park A closer look at the green carpet (or football pitch!), with expert advice and remedies form our own plant doctor, Mr. David Fitton, MBE. 10:00 – 5:00pm.

Date

September 6th


Location

Paradise Park

Timely Talk ‘Run For Cover’

Location: Paradise Park. Exploring interesting choices of shrubs and perennials for ground cover. Free tea and coffee plus a plant offer. Free entry. All welcome! 11:00am.

Date

September 9th - September 10th


Location

Paradise Park

Owls ‘Out & About’

Location: Paradise Park Owls ‘Out & About’ will be at Paradise Park on 9th & 10th of September. Come and experience the magic of getting up close to our feathered friends. 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date

September 9th


Location

Paradise Park

Lacemaking Demonstration

Location : Paradise Park Meridian Lacemakers will be holding a demonstration of bobbin Lacemaking at Paradise Park, Newhaven on Saturday 9th September between 10am and 4pm as part of National Lacemaking day This group of enthusiastic lacemakers set up the Seven Sisters Lace Group at the Hillcrest Centre initially. This proved not be a big […]

Date

September 17th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

September 17th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

September 24th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 24th September. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Date

September 30th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 30th September in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

October - 2017

Date

October 4th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

October 6th - October 8th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Keep It Local Craft Show

Location : South Downs Heritage Centre. Friday 6th October until Sunday 8th October 10:00am – 4:30pm. Exquisite gifts and treats ALL handmade in South East England by the artists. These shows form part of a series of Keep It Local craft events being held in Kent, Sussex & Surrey.

Date

October 6th


Location

All Garden Centres

Charity Coffee Morning

Location : All Garden Centres 9:00am – 1:00pm With all profits from hot drink sales going to our chosen local hospices, this is a great way to support a really important good cause. Hospice representatives and other fun and games will also be at our coffee shops.

Date

October 7th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Date

October 21st


Location

South Downs Nurseries

Owls ‘Out & About’

Location: South Downs Nurseries Owls ‘Out & About’ will be at South Downs Nuseries on the 21st October. Come and experience the magic of getting up close to our feathered friends. 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date

October 28th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 28th October in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

October 29th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 29th October. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

November - 2017

Date

November 8th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

November 25th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 25th November in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Date

November 29th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 26th November. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

December - 2017

Date

December 6th


Location

Paradise Park

Date

December 8th - December 10th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Keep It Local Craft Show

Location : South Downs Heritage Centre Friday 8th December until Sunday 10th December 10:00am – 4:30pm Exquisite gifts and treats ALL handmade in South East England by the artists. These shows form part of a series of Keep It Local craft events being held in Kent, Sussex & Surrey.

Date

December 9th - December 10th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

Christmas Food Market

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre Meet the Food Producers at our Christmas Food Market on Saturday 9th and 10th December from 10:00am – 4:00pm with free food tastings.

Date

December 24th


Location

South Downs Heritage Centre

South Downs Spinners

Location: South Downs Heritage Centre. Meet the South Downs Spinners on the last Sunday of every month, in the Edwin Budding Gallery. See the spinners in action and find out more about their craft and it’s history. 24th December. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Date

December 30th


Location

Paradise Park

Lesley Harvey Drawing Workshop

Location : Paradise Park Come along to the free Drawing Workshop with artist Lesley Harvey! 30th December in the Coffee Shop at Paradise Park. 11:00am – 1:00pm.

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