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Old Barn Garden Centre Forest Fairies Letter Hunt Winner

16th January 2020

Jackson, 5, from Partridge Green won The Budding Foundation Letter Hunt Competition. continue reading

Old Barn Garden Centre Christmas colouring competition winner

14th January 2020

Olivia collects her prize for winning the Christmas colouring competition at Old Barn Garden Centre. continue reading

Gardening Tips for January

2nd January 2020

For many of us January means cold days and even colder nights, not the most inspiring time to be taking up a spot of gardening. But as we reach the midpoint of winter this month, the days start getting shorter which can mean only one thing: more growth in the garden. continue reading

Our Short Guide To Eco Gardening

2nd January 2020

With the ever-rising importance of climate change and continually growing talk around the subject, here at Tates of Sussex Gardening Centers we believe there is certainly a place for more eco-friendly gardening practices. So from fixing a leaky tap or reducing pesticide use to purchasing a high quality water recycling system, there are so many ways you can make those all important steps to greener living. continue reading

Charity Grottos Raise £41,358

24th December 2019

Santa's Toy Factory at South Downs Nurseries in Hassocks and Santa's Enchanted Forest at Old Barn Garden Centre have raised a combined £41,358 for charity. continue reading

Christmas Jumper Day Raises £400

16th December 2019

We raised over £400 for Save the Children UK's Christmas Jumper Day! continue reading

Our Gardening New Year’s Resolutions

13th December 2019

With every new year comes the inevitable new year’s resolutions, and whether we stick to them or not it is more than likely that gardeners up and down the country will be spending much of December thinking about how their gardening activities might shape up in 2020. For green fingered enthusiasts, each new year brings a new growing season and an opportunity to learn from last years work, pick up some new gardening tips and think about making some exciting gardening plans for an even better year ahead. continue reading

Our Gardening Tips For December

13th December 2019

Gardening in December can mean working in some very cold temperatures, and with the shortest day of the year creeping up this month, now is a good time to be getting back into the outdoors and making the most of daylight hours. Getting your green fingers busy this month can not only be a fantastic way to help keep your garden in tip top shape throughout the year, it can also be very enjoyable. continue reading

Santa's Enchanted Forest Opens Tomorrow

29th November 2019

This grotto experience is run by The Budding Foundation and their team of volunteer elves, with all ticket revenue going straight to the Sussex based charity to be spent helping children and young people in need. continue reading

Santa arrives at Old Barn Garden Centre

28th November 2019

Santa arrived in style on a 1926 Marshall 10 ton steam roller at Old Barn Garden Centre on Wednesday night as part of their Late Night Extravaganza Christmas event. continue reading