UPDATE – Hairspring Watercress ceased trading 31/01/2024 – UPDATE

Hairspring Watercress was a small family run business producing traditionally harvested and bunched watercress in West Sussex.

It ceased trading at the end of January 2024, the directors and staff would like to thank all their customers over the last two centuries for their custom.

The farm was on the site of a natural spring which provided the constant stream of fresh spring water that is required to grow watercress. The farm was actually split across two sites, both of which are fed by spring water from the same geological fault line that passes through the area.

If it’s not grown in fresh running spring water then it’s not watercress!


For over 50 years, Hairspring Watercress has been an Approved Grower under the NFU Watercress Association scheme. This is a protocol which ensures that all watercress from this holding conforms to strict guidelines of hygienic production, thus supporting customer confidence in the product.