Established in 1946, Lime Cross Nursery is a family-run business specialising in the production of premier conifers, trees and shrubs and purveyors of other plant groups. Our shop is an emporium of inspiring and beautiful hand-selected products.
Our bustling café/bistro is quickly becoming known around the county for providing wholesome and delicious, home-made, home-grown vibrant food. Come along to a pop-up dining event and enrol onto one of our cooking classes or wine tastings.
Come and explore the 28 acres of beautiful woodland, lakes and our world-acclaimed pinetum. Our eclectic calendar of events will allow you to learn, create and be inspired.
We serve delicious breakfasts, outstanding coffee, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, cream teas and home-made cakes.
Olive’s Café Winter Opening Hours 2017
Monday – Saturday
9.00 – 16:30
Sunday 10:00- 16:30
Monthly Pop-up dining and private events/ hire, contact Helen at-
Join local fungi enthusiast Victoria on an exploration of Lime Cross, hunting out and identifying fungi friends, followed by a workshop where you’ll get to handle the specimens and discuss mushroomy topics whilst sipping on a glass of fizz around the fire pit down by the lake.£15.00
Natural & organic wine perfect for summer BBQ’s, we even loved it chilled.£12.00 – £135.00
Beautiful Mumma & baby cast iron hippo statues that will last a lifetime.
TV gardening presenter, plant expert and modern day plant hunter, Tom Hart Dyke first shot to international prominence in 2000 when he and his travelling companion, Paul Winder, were kidnapped in the Colombian jungle on a plant hunting expedition that went dangerously wrong.£12.00
Join in on this captivating group story telling session in the spooky log cabin at Lime Cross (suitable for children aged between 6-12 years old.) Caroline will read a section from her new book engaging with children and parents, making them eager to find out more. This is a fun and informal event, that is…
Join co-owners Vicky & Helen for a walk of the nursery, in celebration of National Conifer Week. Discover unusual and exotic varieties of conifers growing here at Lime Cross and learn about how we graft and propagate 100’s of varieties each year. No need to book, just arrive at 1:50pm in the shop, the tour…
We’re delighted to be hosting a solo exhibition of paintings by Sussex artist David Holden as part of the Art Trail for Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture from 14th to 24th September. David’s great aunt was Edith Holden whose nature notes became an instant bestseller when published posthumously as The Country Diary of an…
Multibuy Savings! On our new season of home-grown shrubs at Lime Cross Nursery Mix and match any two for £18 (or £10.99 each) Lophomyrtus A New Zealand native, this evergreen shrub has unusual leaves of burgundy, cream and pink. A compact shrub with variegated leaves emerging green, turning burgundy and pink-bronze with the…