The garden opens from 1pm until 5pm six afternoons a week. We are always Closed on a Tuesday. Dogs are always welcome!

RHS Partner Garden.

Events & Courses

We have lots of fascinating and fun courses and Events for 2019.

July 2019

Eco Printing (Day 1) with Amanda Duke

Eco Printing (Day 1) with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 24th July | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Eco-print is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. You will use flowers and leaves from the Prairie Garden in a contact printing method that allows the leaf patterns and textures to transfer their colour to fabric.

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3 Men in A Boat Outdoor Theatre

3 Men in A Boat Outdoor Theatre

Sunday 28th July | 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Join Jerome as he recounts the hilarious story of his boating holiday along the magnificent River Thames with his two companions and Montmorency the dog

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Eco Printing (Day2) with Amanda Duke

Eco Printing (Day2) with Amanda Duke

Monday 29th July | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Eco-print is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. You will use flowers and leaves from the Prairie Garden in a contact printing method that allows the leaf patterns and textures to transfer their colour to fabric.

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Eco Printing (Day 2) with Amanda Duke

Eco Printing (Day 2) with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 31st July | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Eco-print is a fascinating way of printing onto fabric. You will use flowers and leaves from the Prairie Garden in a contact printing method that allows the leaf patterns and textures to transfer their colour to fabric.

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August 2019

Fabric Collage – Prepare for Stitch with Amanda Duke

Fabric Collage – Prepare for Stitch with Amanda Duke

Thursday 1st August - Thursday 22nd August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

This course provides an antidote to the chaos of modern life and would be perfect for anyone who is interested in slowing down, relaxing, spending some time with an activity that can be completed whenever the fancy takes you or even become a healthy creative obsession. 

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Free Stitching – running stitch without rules with Amanda Duke

Free Stitching – running stitch without rules with Amanda Duke

Friday 2nd August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

This course provides an antidote to the chaos of modern life and would be perfect for anyone who is interested in slowing down, relaxing, spending some time with an activity that can be completed whenever the fancy takes you or even become a healthy creative obsession. 

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Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Wednesday 7th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Starry Starry Nights

Starry Starry Nights

Wednesday 7th August | 9:30pm - 11:30pm

we are delighted that we shall be joined by John Mason from the South Downs Planetarium at Chichester for a night of star gazing at Sussex Prairies.

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writing for wellbeing – The Joy of Inspiration with Ann O’Keife

writing for wellbeing – The Joy of Inspiration with Ann O’Keife

Friday 9th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come and experience an Inspirational Writing for Wellbeing workshop, to delight all your senses at Sussex Prairies Garden.

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Obelisk & mini wattle hurdle workshop

Obelisk & mini wattle hurdle workshop

Sunday 11th August | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Learn a heritage skill (or two) in our outdoor workshop nestled within the picturesque location of Sussex Prairie Gardens. We have combined two workshops into one so that you can make and take home both an Obelisk (plant support) and Mini-Wattle Hurdle for your garden!

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Experience the art of Decoupage

Experience the art of Decoupage

Wednesday 14th August | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Experience the art of decoupage onto wood using dried flowers, petals and foliage gathered locally. Create either a set of 6 decorated wood slices (similar in size to coasters) or one larger art piece to display on your wall or sideboard.

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Willow Craft Workshop

Willow Craft Workshop

Wednesday 14th August | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

In this workshop, set in the picturesque location of Sussex Prairie Garden you will spend time with Lorraine and learn how to weave a Dragonfly or Heart using Willow harvested locally. All we need is a selection of Willow Withies for weaving, a pair of sharp secateurs and time to practise!

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Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Friday 16th August - Monday 26th August | 10:30am - 12:00am

An event in Marquees in Sussex Prairie Garden. Gorgeous clothes in cottons and vintage sari silk,semi precious designer jewellery,scarves,home furnishings and gifts – all ethically traded from India.

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Epsom MG Owners Club Rally

Epsom MG Owners Club Rally

Sunday 18th August | 12:00am - 5:00pm

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Rag Rugs- Prairie Daisy Mat with Debbie Siniska

Rag Rugs- Prairie Daisy Mat with Debbie Siniska

Saturday 31st August | 9:30am - 1:30pm

This timeless thrift craft has survived the test of time and is still a great way to recycle your pre loved clothes and textiles. You will work with traditional hand tools onto a hessian backing to create a hooky or proddy surface - and make a start on a slip mat or seat mat.

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September 2019

Unusual Plant and Garden Fair

Unusual Plant and Garden Fair

Sunday 1st September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

amazing plants available to buy from specialist plant nurseries and gardenalia for house and home.

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Practical Magic – healing herbs with Nalini

Practical Magic – healing herbs with Nalini

Monday 2nd September | 10:30am - 1:30pm

On this inspirational workshop, Nalini will guide you on a morning of creativity, nature and healing and teach you some ‘Practical Magic’ to take home with you. From gathering herbs and making products, to meditative moments and peacefulness, this workshop will appeal to both the practical and the mystical – open to everyone who would love to know more about healing herbs, wild plants, aromatherapy and natural remedies.

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Paper Cloth, Prints and plants with Hilary Phillips

Paper Cloth, Prints and plants with Hilary Phillips

Saturday 7th September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Come along to Sussex Prairies and spend time creating a beautiful mixed media piece of Textile art using pre made 'paper cloth', transfer printed plants, fabric trimmings, found images, paints, organza & stitch.

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National Garden Scheme- Garden open for Charity

National Garden Scheme- Garden open for Charity

Sunday 8th September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

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Phototransfer on Gelliprints with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer on Gelliprints with Emma Taylor

Friday 13th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Tree Weaving with Jackie Bennett

Tree Weaving with Jackie Bennett

Saturday 14th September | 10:00am - 5:00pm

Create your own unique textural mini-weaving, ready to hang on the wall.

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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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Lino printing with Emma Taylor

Lino printing with Emma Taylor

Friday 20th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Paper Cloth, Prints and Plants with Hilary Phillips

Paper Cloth, Prints and Plants with Hilary Phillips

Saturday 21st September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Come along to Sussex Prairies and spend time creating a beautiful mixed media piece of Textile art using pre made 'paper cloth', transfer printed plants, fabric trimmings, found images, paints, organza & stitch.

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Designing Low Maintenance Planting with Juliet Sargeant

Designing Low Maintenance Planting with Juliet Sargeant

Thursday 26th September | 10:30am - 3:00pm

if you are struggling to keep your garden in order, or you are planning a new scheme with limited time, Juliet has the tips and tools to help.

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Herbylicious Potions & Meditative Moments with Michelle Nalini

Herbylicious Potions & Meditative Moments with Michelle Nalini

Saturday 28th September | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Healing herbs for winter wellbeing - come and make your own and gain a myriad of useful tips too – a magical workshop

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Botanical Gelli and Monoprinting with Emma Taylor

Botanical Gelli and Monoprinting with Emma Taylor

Sunday 29th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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October 2019

From Sketchbooks into Paintings with Katie Sollohub

From Sketchbooks into Paintings with Katie Sollohub

Wednesday 2nd October - Sunday 6th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Painting the Spirit of Prairie Gardens with Keith Sturgess

Painting the Spirit of Prairie Gardens with Keith Sturgess

Monday 7th October | 10:00am - 3:00pm

we shall explore how to create images that capture the spirit of prairie planting.

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The Art of Assemblage with Keith Sturgess

The Art of Assemblage with Keith Sturgess

Wednesday 9th October - Thursday 10th October | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Produce sketches of the garden from different view points and/or patterns of colour and textures.then cut and reassemble the sketches adding layers of colour and texture to create the final painting.

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Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Friday 11th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Making your Mark – a day of tool and mark making  With Emily Jolley & Lucy Williams

Making your Mark – a day of tool and mark making With Emily Jolley & Lucy Williams

Saturday 12th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will forage for materials in the gardens and surrounding farmland and then return to make tools using traditional, hand made techniques. We will then utilise our tools to make beautiful marks with ink on paper.

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Sketchbook Skills with Emma Taylor

Sketchbook Skills with Emma Taylor

Sunday 13th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

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