Monday 18 June 2012

Visiting the nursery

The nursery is only open by appointment because my hours there are somewhat unpredictable, as is the local phone signal. Please text ahead on 07955744802 or email


The nursery is at:
Downsview Nursery
New Hall Lane
Small Dole

(Postal address available on request)


New Hall Lane
Brighton Plants

    Brighton Plants
  • New Hall Lane is a turning just north of the village of Small Dole on the A2037. 
  • It is well signposted: on the right two miles south of Henfield if you are coming from the north; or on the left, three miles north of Upper Beeding (not Lower Beeding, which is up near Leonardslee) if you are coming from the south. 
  • Downsview Nursery is about 200 yards down on the left (not to be confused with Highdown Nursery, which used to be 100 yards down on the right.) 
  • The entrance is a rough track with a high wooden fence on either side. The nursery sign is not easy to see when the gate is open. A bungalow called Downsview is immediately before it, then there is a Downsview Paddock, then our entrance set back a bit from the road. New Hall itself is immediately after, and is a large house set in a wooded garden. The end of the lane is just ahead and it's easy to turn around there.
  • nb. If you are coming from the north and using a Satnav it may well take you down another road - West Mill Lane. This links to the far end of New Hall Lane via a short but very rough track (see the map above).
Refreshments: If you've come a long way or just fancy a bite to eat I can strongly recommend The White Hart in Henfield or The Fox in Small Dole, or if it's just a coffee and a cake you want, then the Taste Deli or the Post Office in Henfield are both good places to try.

Access: The nursery surface is somewhat uneven but there are no steps. 
There is no public toilet on the nursery.


Anonymous said...

A lovely mix of trees, shrubs, plants and bulbs. I wish you well


Steve Law said...

Very nice of you to say so.
I hope you can come and visit

Laura@Patiopatch said...

Hi Steve - all the best with your venture. It's been great watching BP develop and add more and more unusual plants to the catalogue. Will try and visit

Phil said...

Good morning Steve, I've been blown away by your site, your encyclopaedic knowledge and the enthusiasm with which you display and describe your stock. i would love to come and visit Brighton Plants before winter shuts us all down. I'll phone you well in advance. Best wishes Phil

Steve Law said...

I look forward to hearing from you. Don't leave it too late - things are looking a bit shabby at this time of year