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Come to a summer garden party with a difference!

July 19th, 2019

Ukulele music and Virtual Reality experiences will meet strawberries and scones as the South Downs National Park hosts a traditional garden party – with a twist! As part of MADhurst month, the South Downs Centre will be hosting a summer garden party with a range of free family activities themed around the great outdoors and […]

Thought-provoking campaign urges urban dwellers to explore England’s protected landscapes

July 19th, 2019

A major campaign has launched to encourage younger people to “go out out” and escape city life to explore the amazing countryside on their doorstep. Turning the urban dictionary on its head, the high-profile visual campaign will feature at major train stations and on buses across the South East and aims to entice young people […]

Dig deeper into the South Downs National Park’s fascinating archaeology

July 19th, 2019

Did you know the South Downs has been lived on and worked by generations of people for over 5,000 years? Stone Age tribes, Iron Age people, Romans, Saxons, Normans, Victorians – they’ve all played their part in shaping the landscape and traces of their impact can be seen today with the rich tapestry of archaeological […]

Meet the world’s first ecologist

July 18th, 2019

July 18 2019 marks 299 years since the birth of Gilbert White, widely hailed as perhaps the world’s first ecologist. But, who was Gilbert White and why is he so important in our understanding of the natural world? Like many well-to-do gentlemen of the 18th century, Gilbert White was a diarist who chronicled his day […]

Sowing the seeds to boost our bees as Wild Chalk event returns this weekend

July 17th, 2019

People will be able to create their own “mini” wildflower meadows in their gardens, thanks to “Bee Bombs” to encourage pollinators. The free seed packs will be handed out at the National Park Authority’s next headline event, Wild Chalk, which will take place in East Brighton Park on Sunday 21 July. Taking place from 11am […]

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