It is our 20th anniversary year and as part of those celebrations, we are participating in Artwave and would love you to come down to see us, the vegetables and the art we're exhibiting. We will be open from 1pm - 5pm on the following dates;
19th, 20th August
26th, 27th, 28th August (bank holiday weekend)
2nd, 3rd September
The nursery is a 10 acre working horticultural farm with fields, out buildings, poly tunnels and glasshouses. We let the borders grow wild and verdant; and it is home to many animals, birds, and insects. We think the farm will give an vibrant, ever changing background to art work and, vica versa, that our crops will be viewed with new perspective. There will be lots of home-grown refreshments! We will also be hosting some performances and workshops over the weekends.
We will have artwork on display from 9 local artists and makers;
Adele Scantlebury, Sally Tebbutt, Charles Greenstead, Karen Wylder, Susan Mower, Belinda Coyne, Lizzie Holmes, Martin Brockman and Janey Robin.
Directions to the farm
If you are coming from Brighton, take the A27 heading East, come off at the first Lewes roundabout (Ashcombe roundabout) onto the A277 heading into Lewes. Once at the prison crossroads, turn left onto A275. Follow this road out of Lewes, go through Cooksbridge and over the level crossing and continue about 1 mile further till the Rainbow Inn. Fork right and follow this road for about a mile. Take the first turn to the right, signposted Barcombe. Follow road, it takes one bend to the right, past small tin churchlike building on the left, then on the next bend turn right onto Hamsey lane (this is the first right). Follow road through hamlet of houses, up a hill. After the hill levels out, take the left onto a small lane with a triangle of grass at the turning (this is Mill Lane although it is not signed). Go past the Jubilee Christian Centre on your right, and continue down the lane. We are the second property from the intersection at the bottom of the lane, on the left. We have a big open driveway with double wooden gates and a smaller sheds, and a large wooden packshed set further back.
If you are coming from the A26 from Lewes/Cuilfail tunnel, you will want to drive past the turning to Ringmer with the allotments on your right, continue out of Lewes and you go past a garden centre on your left. Continue for another few hundred metres until there is a turning to your left signposted Barcombe, which is just before the petrol station.
If you are coming from the A26 Isfield direction, you will want to drive about a mile past the closed Ship Inn on your right, continue up a hill and as it flattens out you should see the petrol station on your right and the signpost to Barcombe, and the turning just after the petrol station.
To get to us from the Barcombe Cross roundabout, go down the high street with the Royal Oak pub on your left. Continue over the bridge and turn left at the first turning, which continues straight ahead of you. Follow road through hamlet of houses, up a hill. After the hill levels out, take the left onto a small lane with a triangle of grass at the turning (this is Mill Lane although it is not signed). Go past the Jubilee Christian Centre on your right, and continue down the lane. We are the second property from the intersection at the bottom of the lane, on the left. We have a big open driveway with double wooden gates and a smaller sheds, and a large wooden packshed set further back.
If you are cycling from Lewes, you can use the bridleway beside the Landport estate although this can be very muddy and brambly. Alternatively you can cycle with Landport estate on your right, to the A275. This can be a very busy and fast road however there are rarely pedestrians on the pavement so this could be used respectfully. If you go along the bridleway you come out on a road by a church, and you will want to turn right down the road. If you are coming from the A275, you want to turn right opposite the Blacksmith Arms pub, which is the same road you join from the bridleway. Continue over a railway crossing and for several miles; you will go past a right hand turn, and a left hand turn towards cooksbridge. Once you reach a sharp bend to the right and turning straight ahead, continue round to the right and you will go past St Marys Parish Church on your right and a large brick wall on your left. Continue round to the next left hand turn with a postbox on the wall opposite. We are the second entrance on the right with large double wooden gates.
Walking from Lewes; you can walk along the edge of the river which you can access from Pells Pool side of the white bridge, this takes about an hour and a half. The banks can be very muddy but are normally quite dry at this time of year.
For overflow parking you are able to park in the Jubilee Christian Centre car park located at the top of our lane.
If you have any questions give us a call or email. We look forward to seeing you there!