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Today to Fri 18 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - ‘The Edwardian Garden – golden and delicious’ – Talk & Tour with Caroline Holmes
Caroline Holmes, Garden Media Guild member, Garden Historian, lecturer, broadcaster and author presents an inspirational talk on the history of the Edwardian Garden, as part of the Garden’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane
Wed 16 May

More details - Copyhold Hollow - Open Garden for NGS
A different NGS experience in 2 north-facing acres. The cottage garden surrounding C16 house (not open) gives way to steep slopes up to woodland garden: a challenge to both visitor and gardener. Species primulas a particular interest of the owner. Stumpery, dizzy crows nest viewing platform.
Copyhold Hollow, Haywards Heath
Tue 24 Apr, Mon 7 May, Tue 15 May, Fri 25 May

More details - NSPCC Plant Sale
NSPCC Plant Sale on Saturday 12 May 10 -1 at Brinkley Lodge, London Road, Cuckfield . There will be a wide variety of plants - flowers and veggies - all excellent value, home-made refreshments and an attractive garden to wander around. Do come and stock your garden for summer.
Brinkley LOdge, London Road, Cuckfield
Sat 12 May

More details - Evening of Clairvoyance with Mediums Judith Freeman & Alan Acton
The Lantern of Light presents a uplifting Evening of Spirit A very special evening, All are welcome. We have different mediums each week to link some of you with your loved ones.
Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Burgess Hill RFC - Warrior Camp
Rugby is one of England’s fastest growing female team sports. With the turn of spring bringing longer days and lighter evenings – and the women’s rugby sevens making its first appearance in the Commonwealth Games this April – there’s no better time to give rugby a try.
Burgess Hill RFC, Poveys Close, Burgess Hill
Wed 25 Apr

More details - Ham Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
8 acre garden created from agricultural land during the last 20 yrs by the present owners. The garden is now well established with yr-round colour bursting from the many borders, large bog garden and winter garden. A gentle stream flows down over waterfalls into a bluebell carpeted wood.
Ham Cottage, Highbrook, Ardingly
Sun 13 May

More details - Spring Live!
Get ready to say “Hello” to Spring Live! the revamped Spring Garden & Leisure Show at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 May. Attracting over 16,000 visitors, Spring Live!
South of England Showground Ardingly West Sussex
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Balcombe Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Balcombe is in a designated AONB. Traceable back to the Saxons, the village contains 55 listed buildings incl C15 parish church of St Marys. Nearby is the famous Ouse Valley Viaduct, ancient woodlands, lake, millpond and reservoir.
Balcombe Gardens, Balcombe
Wed 16 May, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Sheffield Park and Garden - Bluebells and beyond
Take a tour of the woods during this colourful season as our Woodland Officer points out the historical and natural highlights. The bluebells in Walk Wood are the best to be found at Sheffield Park.
Sheffield Park and Garden, Sheffield Park
Tue 24 Apr, Tue 1 May

More details - Sheffield Park and Garden - Open Garden for NGS
Magnificent 120 acres (40 hectares) landscaped garden laid out in C18 by Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. Further development in early years of this century by its owner Arthur G Soames. Centrepiece is original lakes with many rare trees and shrubs.
Sheffield Park and Garden, Uckfield
Wed 9 May

More details - Sheffield Park and Garden - Bat walk
Learn about and have a go at detecting the bats living in our garden and parkland. Join us for a guided bat walk around the estate starting with a short talk about tracking, recording and identifying bats.
Sheffield Park and Garden, Sheffield Park
Thu 10 May, Thu 31 May

More details - Sheffield Park and Garden - Spring photography workshop
Capture our garden in its spring glory at our photography workshops. Includes; tea or coffee & cake. Come and join Roger Bloxham on a photography workshop and capture our spring flowers in full bloom. Includes tea and coffee with cake. Booking Essential. Phone: 01825 790231. Not suitable for children.
Sheffield Park and Garden, Sheffield Park
Wed 16 May, Sat 19 May

More details - Little Museum Visitors
Fun, hands-on creative sessions for the mini-visitor and parent. Packed full of sticking, drawing, storytelling and object discovery. Each workshop will have a different theme and will be run by early years’ specialist Alison Martin.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Lodge Hill Lane Ditchling
Today

More details - University of Brighton mini illustration & printing residencies
Graphics and illustration students from the University of Brighton will be demonstrating their printing and illustration skills using our new Farley proofing press. See the press in action maybe even have a go at printing one of their designs yourself to take home for free.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft Lodge Hill Lane Ditchling
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Nymans - Exhibition: Oliver Messel portraits
This exhibition features a varied selection of Oliver Messel’s portraiture. Widely revered for his ground-breaking theatre design, Oliver Messel was also a prolific portrait painter. His subjects included famous friends, family and the local people he met while living in Barbados.
Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath,
Today to Sun 29 Apr

More details - Nymans - Art Workshop with John Thompson: Bluebells woods
Local artist & tutor John Thompson returns with more of his popular painting workshops. John takes inspiration from the seasonal changes on the landscape and gardens of Nymans. This month’s theme is Bluebell woods. Join us for a full day of relaxed and informal art in our potting shed.
Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath,
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Nymans - Exhibition: Oliver Messel portraits
This exhibition features a varied selection of Oliver Messel’s portraiture. Widely revered for his ground-breaking theatre design, Oliver Messel was also a prolific portrait painter. His subjects included famous friends, family and the local people he met while living in Barbados.
Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath,
Mon 30 Apr to Thu 31 May

More details - Nymans - Garden Photography Workshop: Spring
Capture the garden in spring on a photography workshop. This workshop is suitable for those who already have a better than basic understanding of using their digital SLR camera. Sorry this event is sold out.
Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath,
Tue 1 May

More details - Nymans - Garden Photography Workshop: Spring
Capture the garden in spring on a photography workshop. This workshop is suitable for those who already have a better than basic understanding of using their digital SLR camera. Sorry this event is sold out.
Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath,
Thu 10 May

More details - Nymans - Lead Ranger's Walk: May
Take in the seasonal highlights of the woods in late spring with an exclusive guided tour with our Lead Ranger. Find out what looking after an Ancient Woodland entails, from the Rangers that work here.
Nymans, Handcross, Haywards Heath,
Tue 15 May

More details - John Lawsons Circus
Roll up to Englands favourite family circus! Once again John Lawsons Circus is touring near you. Come and be amazed by Artites from all over the world.
THE GREEN, NEWICK
Mon 30 Apr to Wed 2 May

More details - Clinton Lodge - Open Garden for NGS
6 acre formal and romantic garden overlooking parkland with old roses, William Pye water feature, double white and blue herbaceous borders, yew hedges, pleached lime walks, copy of C17 scented herb garden, Medieval style potager, vine and rose alle, wild flower garden.
Clinton Lodge, Fletching
Sun 29 Apr, Mon 11 Jun, Mon 25 Jun

More details - Holly House - Open Garden for NGS
An acre of English garden providing views and cameos of plants and trees round every corner with many different areas giving constant interest. A fish pond and a wildlife pond beside a grassy area with many shrubs and flower beds.
Holly House, Haywards Heath
Sat 12 May, Sun 13 May, Sat 7 Jul, Sun 8 Jul

More details - West Sussex Spring Foraging Course
We’re delighted to be running our first Spring courses in West Sussex at the beautiful Tilgate Park. We will meet at the Smith and Western at 12pm. The course starts there with a 20 minute introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.
Tilgate Park, Smith and Western, Tilgate Drive, Crawley
Today

More details - West Sussex Spring Foraging Course
We’re delighted to be running our first Spring courses in West Sussex at the beautiful Tilgate Park. We will meet at the Smith and Western at 12pm. The course starts there with a 20 minute introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes where they relate to foragers.
Tilgate Park, Smith and Western, Tilgate Drive, Crawley
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Banks Farm - Open Garden for NGS
9 acre garden set in rural countryside. Extensive lawns and shrub beds merge with the more naturalistic woodland garden set around the lake. An orchard, vegetable garden, ponds and a wide variety of plant species add to an interesting and very tranquil garden.
Banks Farm, Lewes
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Wolf Run - Spring Wolf - East Sussex
England 2003 Rugby World Cup heroes Mike Tindall, Will Greenwood and Neil Back are getting back together to take part in a brand new Wolf Run obstacle challenge at Pippingford Park, East Sussex on Saturday 28th April.
Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley, Uckfield
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - The Wolf Run at Pippingford Park - Spring Wolf
The Wolf Run is an approx. 10k off-road run featuring a series of man-made and natural obstacles located throughout the course. We have four events throughout the year (Spring, Summer Autumn & Winter).
Pippingford Park, Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley, Uckfield
Sat 28 Apr and Sun 29 Apr

More details - Offham House - Open Garden for NGS
Romantic garden with fountains, flowering trees, arboretum, double herbaceous border, long peony bed. 1676 Queen Anne house (not open) with well knapped flint facade. Herb garden and walled kitchen garden with glasshouses, coldframes, chickens, guinea fowl, sheep and friendly pig.
Offham House, Lewes
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Standen House and Garden - The Standen Collection
Designers Peter Thwaites and Rebecca Aird have been commissioned to create a collection of modern hand-printed fabrics and wallpapers for Standen, using inspiration gathered by visitors, volunteers and staff.
Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead
Today to Fri 27 Apr

More details - Standen House and Garden - Tulip Garden Tours with Senior Gardener Nick Delves
Designer of the tulip planting at Standen over several years, Senior Gardener Nick Delves will share his knowledge and lead you on an exclusive out of hours tour of the garden at Standen.
Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead
Tue 24 Apr, Thu 26 Apr

More details - Standen House and Garden - Tulip Festival photography workshop - from masses to macro
Standen’s Tulip Festival provides the perfect opportunity to master the art of macro photography. Get up close and personal with some of our 10,000 tulips under Roger Bloxham’s expert guidance. This one day workshop will examine various ways of using flowers in photographs.
Standen House and Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead
Wed 25 Apr, Fri 27 Apr

More details - Wych Warren House - Open Garden for NGS
6 acre garden in Ashdown Forest, AONB, much of it mixed woodland. Perimeter walk around property (not open). Delightful and tranquil setting with various aspects of interest, as works in progress incl a large pond, bog garden, Mediterranean and exotic garden and mixed herbaceous borders.
Wych Warren House, Forest Row
Wed 9 May

More details - Busylizzy MumToBe Vibe
Mumstobee Vibe classes are designed to maintain your fitness throughout pregnancy (from 14 weeks) in a safe and welcoming environment. Set to music, each class combines toning, aerobic and strengthening exercises to help you stay in tip top shape throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
The Hawth, Crawle
Tue 24 Apr, Tue 1 May, Tue 8 May

More details - Parish Plant Fair
Variety of plants, bedding and perennial, pots, etc. refreshments, etc.
St. Barnabas Pastoral Centre, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley
Sat 12 May

More details - Help to Buy Home Show
Help to Buy East and South East are the appointed Help to Buy Agent for the East and South East, and we are bringing our Help to Buy New Homes Show 2018 to Sussex There will be housing associations and developers showcasing their shared ownership and equity loan homes they have available with Help to Buy.
Arora Hotel - Gatwick - Crawley, The Longley Suite, Southgate Avenue, Southgate, Crawley
Sat 12 May

More details - Country House Wedding Venue Open Day
Come and take a look round the house, meet some of our preferred partners, enjoy a glass of chilled prosecco. This is a relaxed, informal free open day – just come along, enjoy the house and grounds, visit the church and apple orchard, have a bite to eat in our large marquee, and have a chat with our team.
Proud Country House, Stanmer Park, Brighton
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Classic Cars at Stanmer House
On the first Sunday of each month, we play host to up to 100 classic cars – this free event is perfect for car enthusiasts and great for children. Classics will be on display outside the Grade 1 listed house from 10:00 – 13:00.
Proud Country House, Stanmer Park, Brighton
Sun 6 May

More details - Coffee Morning
For the work of Action for Children. Come and enjoy cake and a cuppa in a friendly environment. Book, cake and bric-a-brac stalls. St Paul’s coffee mornings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, raising money for a different charity each time.
St Paul’s Methodist Church, Northgate, Crawley
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Messy Church
’Church for people who Don’t Do Church’. A place where families can learn about God together through games and crafts followed by a short Celebration and a good tea. Messy Church is for all ages. Adults don’t have to bring a child, but chlidren must bring their adults with them.
St Paul’s Methodist Church, Northgate, Crawley
Sun 13 May

More details - Forest Row Market
The Forest Row Village Market is one of Sussex’ finest suppliers of good food and hand made crafts. Winners of Britain’s Best Small Community Market 2017.
Community Centre car park, Hartfield Road, Forest Row
Sat 5 May, Sat 2 Jun

More details - Forest Players
Forest Players present a comedy farce, RUMOURS, by Neil Simon A 20th Wedding Anniversary party starts to go wrong as soon as the first guests arrive. Where are the host and hostess? Come along for an evening of fun and laughter.
Forest Row Large Village Hall, The Square
Tue 24 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - Undisciplined - a micro-festival celebrating contemporary dance
Leading dance organisation, South East Dance, announces that it will host undisciplined - Brighton’s new micro-festival celebrating experimental and thought-provoking contemporary performance across the city from Wednesday 18 April to Friday 20 April.
The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts - Brighton The Old Market - Brighton
Today

More details - Caxton Manor - Open Garden for NGS
Delightful 5 acre Japanese inspired gardens planted with mature rhododendrons, azaleas and acers surrounding large pond with boathouse, massive rockery and waterfall, beneath the home of the late Sir Archibald McIndoe (house not open). Japanese tea house and Japanese style courtyard.
Caxton Manor, Forest Row
Fri 18 May and Sat 19 May

More details - A Hawk And A Hacksaw
A Hawk And A Hacksaw. Artists performing: A Hawk And A Hacksaw.: Tickets avaiable.
Lewes Con Club, Lewes
Tue 1 May

More details - 2 Quarry Cottages - Open Garden for NGS
Peaceful little garden that has evolved over 40 yrs by present owners. A natural sandstone outcrop hangs over an ornamental pond; mixed borders of perennials and shrubs with specimen trees. Many seating areas tucked into corners. Highly productive vegetable plot. Terrace round house.
2 Quarry Cottages, East Grinstead
Fri 18 May and Sat 19 May

More details - Pranic Healing Clinic
Aches or pains? Feeling stressed? Come and experience a Pranic Healing treatment at our weekly clinic. Feel more relaxed as the stress and tension is released. Some of the benefits you may experience: Relaxation, Mental Clarity, Physical Healing, Psychological Healing.
The Cornmill Complementary Health Centre, Judges Close, High Street, East Grinstead
Mon 23 Apr, Mon 30 Apr
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More details - HoneyLeaf Monthly Poetry Workshops
Monthly Poetry Workshop Playing with language, sounds and the rhythm of words, we’ll allow poetry to emerge from prompts and exercises. We will write together, share what we’ve written (if you want to) and listen to each other. Cost: £20 per workshop. Block booking discounts and gift vouchers available.
The Bookshop, 22 High Street East Grinstead
Sat 21 Apr, Sat 19 May, Sat 16 Jun

More details - Bringing Characters Alive - HoneyLeaf Creative Writing Workshops
This set of three creative writing workshops on Saturday mornings in East Grinstead bookshop will help you bring characters alive, whether you’re writing stories, poems or are just at the ideas stage. We’ll look at character motivation, back stories and personality types. Cost: £20 per workshop.
The Bookshop, 22 High Street East Grinstead
Sat 28 Apr, Sat 12 May

More details - Mayday Walk on the Ashdown Forest
Come and join us for a Mayday walk on the beautiful Ashdown Forest . Walk either 2 or 5 miles (3 or 8 Km). Refreshments available including a light lunch.
Holy Trinity Church Hall, Shepherds Hill, Coleman’s Hatch
Mon 7 May