South Downs

Hassocks | West Sussex

South Downs Garden Centre, based in Hassocks, opened its doors to the public in 2001.

South Downs

Hassocks | West Sussex

South Downs Nurseries and Garden Centre, based in Hassocks, is our largest centre. From our nurseries here, we grow many of the plants we sell in our garden centres.  Our plant area is one of the largest in Sussex and is supported by a dedicated team of plant experts. Here you will find a large choice of indoor and outdoor living and gift ranges to inspire you. The Malvern Show Village showcases the most comprehensive range of quality garden buildings available in the U.K.


Directions and Contact Details

South Downs Nurseries & Garden Centre
Brighton Road
West Sussex

Telephone 01273 845 232

Opening Times

Click here for Coffee Shop & Restaurant opening hours

We are closed Easter Sunday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day








8:30 – 18:00

8:30 – 18:00

8:30 – 18:00

8:30 – 18:00

8:30 – 19:00

8:30 – 18:00

10:30 – 16:30

Car Parking

Car parking at South Downs for the disabled and coach set-down is on flat tarmac or grass, close to the main entrance.


Wheelchairs are available on request, subject to availability. Shopping areas are flat and level. Where stock is displayed at a high level, staff are available to assist as required.

Dietry Requirements
Dietary Requirements

The Restaurant at South Downs can cater to Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free and other dietary requirements.

Facilities & Services
Facilities & Services

– Carry to Car service.
– Home delivery
– Disabled Toilets
– Baby changing facilities
– Service dogs are welcome

Help & Assistance
Help & Assistance

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to call our team on (01273) 845232.

Garden Centre near Burgess Hill, South Downs Nurseries, Hassocks

The Coffee Shop & Restaurant at South Downs Nurseries

Fresh produce, cooked to order

Set in a stunning Sussex-style oak-framed barn, The Barn Coffee Shop and Restaurant offers a unique dining experience. You will find a varied menu with a focus on creating fresh produce, cooked to order. Our breakfasts cater to every taste with a wide selection of traditional dishes.

Our baristas serve a specialist range of quality coffees and delicious frappes and smoothies which are hard to resist.

Afternoon tea is also available to book, or enjoy a cream tea with delicious scones baked fresh every day. If you would like to book afternoon tea for two, please contact us.

Heritage Centre

South Downs Heritage Centre

We are a growing community of over 60 artists, makers, foodies, educators, gardening history enthusiasts and volunteers.

We are passionate about what we do and we want to share this with you. We consider the Heritage Centre project a work in progress, constantly growing and evolving as we come up with new ideas for exciting events, exhibitions, talks, workshops and much more! There will always be something new to see each time you visit us and many things you can join in with, or become involved in.