Sussex Prairies is open from 1pm until 5pm six afternoons a week , closed on Tuesdays . Dogs are always welcome ! Our final day of opening will be Sunday 13th October 2019.

Sussex Prairie Garden

RHS Partner Garden.

“ A living tableau of plants- a vast,moving sea of densely planted perennials and grasses on a scale that has to be seen to be believed ”

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A stunning prairie in the heart of Sussex

Sussex Prairie garden opened to the public in 2009, just one year after planting. We count ourselves amongst a  handful of large new  gardens, designed and created in the 20th and 21st century, in Great Britain.

We are Britain’s largest “Prairie,” or “Naturalistic,” garden, with eight acres of stunning garden to roam around. Unlike most gardens of a comparable size, we have no castle or stately home! We designed and planted the garden ourselves, on Pauline’s family farm in West Sussex. Instead of armies of servants and gardeners, we planted all 35 000 plants with help of amazing friends and family!

Our garden encourages exploration using a network of small wood chip paths which snake through the huge borders. Come and visit, please do walk on the grass and in the borders! Sussex Prairies-an extraordinary garden created by ordinary people!

View of the garden from the barn

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Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Wednesday 18th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Emily enjoys demonstrating traditional methods and some more modern techniques in watercolour. You will have the chance to apply some of these methods to your paintings. There will be an opportunity to paint large or just enjoy painting the beautiful garden.

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Planting a Prairie Garden Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant

photograph by Marianne Majerus

Planting a Prairie Garden Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant

Thursday 19th September | 10:30am - 3:00pm

Come and be inspired by the beautiful expanses of grasses and colourful flowers at Sussex Prairie Gardens. With illustrated talks and planting exercises, Juliet will explain how to design similar schemes for your own garden.

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Paul & Pauline McBride,
Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
near Henfield
, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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  1. RHS Partner Garden.
  2. Tourism South East Member 2018.
  4. Visit England Hidden Gem 2016.