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Out and About

This is a list of other local horticultural-type events which may be of interest. If you wish to include your event on this page, please use the Contact Us form. This information has been given by the organisers or taken from their publications or websites. We recommend that you check with the organisers to confirm the details of the events. We are not responsible for external links.

Concentrating on the ornamental gardens close to the mansion and the work of the Millennium Seed Bank, your guide will point out particular plants of seasonal interest and will also talk about the history of the gardens and the Wakehurst mansion.


Tours commence at 11:30 am daily and last approximately 1 - 1½ hours and at 2pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The tours are included in normal admission fee and take place on most days - weather and guide availability permitting - please check at the Visitor Centre entrance beforehand. There is no need to book. Tours commence at the Meeting Point by the Stables Kitchen.


Info: Tel: 01444 894066


Monday 2nd October: Burgess Hill u3a: “Life Above a Railway Tunnel”, a talk at the Cyprus Hall at 10.30am, refreshments available from 9.45am. Entrance £2.00.


Wednesday 4th October: Burgess Hill Flower Club: “Scenescape Workshop”, creating a miniature scene in a container. 1.45 pm at Cyprus Hall. For more details contact Judith on 01444 871886 or email


Saturday 7th October: Hassocks Field Society: 10am to 12noon, at Adastra Hall, Coffee Morning to raise funds for Chailey Heritage. Members £1.50, visitors £2.00.


Saturday 7th October: Lindfield Horticultural Society: Coffee morning at King Edward Hall, Lindfield. 10 am to 12 noon.

Wednesday 11th October: Lindfield Horticultural Society: 8pm at King Edward Hall, Lindfield. Steve Bustin will talk about the plantswoman, Ellen Willmott. Members £2.00, visitors £4.00.


Saturday 14th October: Plant Heritage 45th Anniversary Celebration: at Wakehurst, from 10 am, talks by Andy Sturgeon, garden designer and Iain Parkinson, curator of Wakehurst Gardens, plus a tour behind the scenes at Wakehurst. Must be booked by 25th September. More information from

Thursday 19th October: Haywards Heath Horticultural Society: 7pm at St. Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall, St. Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH.  A presentation on “Gingers” by Andrew Gaunt. Entry £3.00.


Thursday 19th October 2023: BURGESS HILL IN BLOOM QUIZ NIGHT The annual quiz night will take place at MSVA Cherry Tree Centre in Fairfield Road, Burgess Hill. Doors open 7pm for 7:30pm start. £3.00 per person in teams of a maximum six people. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Several rounds of questions, plus a raffle. For more information and to book your team in, please contact Cathy Barnett on 01444 244617 or before Sunday 15th October.


Monday 23rd October: Hassocks Field Society: 7.45pm at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. Paul Reader will talk about “My Wild Life”. Members £1.50, visitors £2.00.

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