Our Garden Centre Is Now Open

Social distancing measures are in place and our priority is to ensure the safety of customers and staff alike, and therefore you will notice some changes on your next visit including:
• Limited numbers of customers in the centre at any time with queuing 2m apart to entre.
• A sanitiser station is located at the entrance for customer use.
• 2m Social distancing markers will be seen throughout the centre.
• Our Cafe and toilets will remain closed.
• We have a newly located Farm shop In the Cafe which will be open.
• We are only able to accept card payments. No cash or gift cards please.
• We will not be allowing family groups to enter, only one parent with children and no dogs except for service dogs will be permitted to enter.
• Under government guidelines, we unfortunately will not be able to offer assistance to customers in our usual way so please be aware that we may not be able to load your car with heavy items during this period of social distancing.

Please respect staff and fellow customers and maintain a safe distance when shopping.
We appreciate that under normal circumstances our Garden Centre is a leisurely place to shop and browse. In this initial stage of opening please do think about your fellow customers and the length of the queue to help us to give everyone an opportunity to shop.

Sussex Country Gardener Online Shop
Our Online Shop will also continue to be available for ordering top-quality plants, garden furniture and garden sundries online for delivery to your home. Visit Our Online Shop.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding, we look forward to seeing you safely soon.
Our opening times: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am-4.30pm

Order Online

We have a large selection of items available to buy online.
Click on the boxes below to order online:

Garden Furniture
Garden Care & Compost
Plants & Flowers

Visit our Country Cafe in East Sussex

  • Café interior
  • Delicious homemade food
  • Traditional East Sussex café
  • Homemade rustic food

Walkers, gardeners, and food-lovers - all will enjoy our authentic café in East Sussex. Recently extended to accommodate burgeoning demand, the café has quickly become an appealing attraction for garden centre customers and hungry passers-by alike. Relish our traditional, homemade food, hot coffee and tea, and tempting cakes and sweet snacks - making Sussex Country Gardener a perfect day out with family or friends!

Delicious locally sourced food

Nothing kicks out the cold better than a steaming cup of tea or coffee, a tasty lunch, and a slice of traditional cake to wash it all down. Sussex Country Gardener's specialities include homemade fish pie, lentil moussaka, cheese and bacon bakes, and our world-renowned cheese scones.

Think of the Sussex Kitchen for special occasions - we regularly put on extensive roast lunches with all the trimmings for Mother's Day, Valentines Day, Christmas, and more. Alternatively, spoil a loved one with an afternoon tea for two of sandwiches, scones, cake, profiteroles, and tea or prosecco, a truly exquisite and considerate gift.

Enjoy the countryside at our East Sussex Cafe

A view of the High Weald AONB

The terraced garden offers spectacular views from our East Sussex café over the local countryside - the famed High Weald, an officially recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestled within the patchwork landscape of small fields, ancient woodland, and low hills, the Sussex Kitchen café is ideally suited for nature-lovers and sunny days out. Take a break and pop in for a cup of coffee or tea and one of our homemade sandwiches!

Check out the Food Hall

If you loved our East Sussex café's traditional, local food then head to our Food Hall and take some home for yourself. From sweets to authentic jams and preserves, delicious biscuits and even gift boxes for special occasions - the Food Hall is a great place to indulge yourself or a special someone.

Whether you're shopping in the garden centre or, as many do, dropping in for a light lunch, we're convinced you'll enjoy the pride of our kitchens. We're an easily accessible café in East Sussex, at Mark Cross between Tunbridge Wells, Heathfield, and Crowborough. Check our location page to find us easily.

We look forward to your visit!