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Connecting Children with the Countryside

Two thousand three hundred children aged ten and eleven, from over 50 schools across Sussex and Surrey, visited the Ardingly Showground this week [July 17] to discover more about where their food comes from and all aspects of rural life. …
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A Royal Visit and a Minister Pledge at South of England Show

71,000 people flocked to enjoy the spectacle of the 47th South of England Show at the South of England Showground in Ardingly on 5-7 June 2014. The largest agricultural show in the region was declared a great success by organisers …
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The Princess Royal to attend South of England Show

The Princess Royal will visit this year’s South of England Show, celebrating British country life at the South of England Showground in Ardingly, on 5th June. Her Royal Highness will visit some of the highlights of the Show, which is …
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Leading Farmer re-elected as Chairman of Society

A leading South East farmer, Michael Lambert, has been re-elected as Chairman of the South of England Agricultural Society at the annual general meeting, held at the South of England Showground in Ardingly on Thursday 20th March. Michael Lambert, who …
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Food will rock at South of England Food Festival in May

Food will literally rock at the South of England Food & Drink Festival on Sunday 25th May, just before May Bank Holiday, at the South of England Showground, celebrating amazing local food and drink and the award-winning artisans, farmers and …
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Spring into life at Spring Garden & Leisure Show

Spring is just around the corner at the South of England Showground in Ardingly where horticulture will be at the heart of the Spring Garden & Leisure Show on Sunday 4th and Bank Holiday Monday 5th May. Introducing the latest …
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8 Sussex Food Heroes, a Masterchef and a Proposal!

Winners of the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2013/14 were announced at a spectacular awards ceremony on 30th January at the Amex Stadium, but awards patron Sally Gunnell OBE DL and Danny Pike of BBC Sussex, hosting the evening, were …
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Celebrating horticulture in 2014

New President of the South of England Agricultural Society, Lord Egremont, has announced that the Society’s theme for 2014 will be horticulture. “We will be celebrating everything that grows – in our gardens, in our fields and in our unique …
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Festive fun at Ardingly on 7 and 8 December

The South of England Agricultural Society has Christmas wrapped up this year as it prepares to finish the events season in style with its Festive Food & Drink Fayre.  A one-stop shop to pick up local Christmas delights with festive …
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New CEO brings instrumental approach for agricultural society

Former Director for Reed Business Information and more recently Commercial Director for global events company, i2i Events Ltd, 49 year old Iain Nicol, is the newly appointed CEO for the South of England Agricultural Society in Ardingly, West Sussex. Iain …
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