During the Bazaar Indian Summer Fair ,which starts on Friday 17th August ,Sussex Prairies will be  open from 1030am until 5pm six afternoons a week until 27th August 2018.

We are always Closed on a Tuesday- including Tuesday 21st August !

RHS Partner Garden.

Events & Courses

We have lots of fascinating and fun courses and Events for 2018.

August 2018

Bazaar Indian Summer

Bazaar Indian Summer

Friday 17th August - Monday 27th August | 10:30am - 5:00pm

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. Alex’s curry “Dhaba” will be serving delicious authentic curries.

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Music Bus on the Prairies

Music Bus on the Prairies

Wednesday 29th August | 11:00am - 12:00am

Music Bus for babies, toddlers and children up to 7 is once again having fun in these beautiful surroundings. The interactive, multisensory, playful fun session will take place outside with dance, action songs, percussion play, parachute and bubbles starting at 11am.

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Music Bus on the Prairies

Music Bus on the Prairies

Thursday 30th August | 11:00am - 12:00am

Music Bus for babies, toddlers and children up to 7 is once again having fun in these beautiful surroundings. The interactive, multisensory, playful fun session will take place outside with dance, action songs, percussion play, parachute and bubbles starting at 11am.

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September 2018

Folk Tales Mini Course and Tea Time with Anne Kelly

Folk Tales Mini Course and Tea Time with Anne Kelly

Saturday 1st September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Join textile artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly for a workshop making a mini folk banner that can be displayed on a wall or used as part of a larger piece. Anne will also be exhibiting her latest work and signing her new book Textile Folk Art .

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Unusual Plant & Garden Fair

Unusual Plant & Garden Fair

Sunday 2nd September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

This is THE unusual plant & Garden Fair to go to in the South

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Printing with Collage  (collagraph) with Emma Taylor

Printing with Collage (collagraph) with Emma Taylor

Friday 7th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

We will explore the many exciting possibilities of collagraph printmaking by building up textures and marks with a variety of collage materials on a mount card plate.

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National Garden Scheme – garden open for Charity

National Garden Scheme – garden open for Charity

Sunday 9th September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Garden open for charity for the National Garden Scheme 11am-5pm- Unusual plants for sale from Sussex Prairies , homemade cakes

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From Sketchbook into Paintings with Katie Sollohub

From Sketchbook into Paintings with Katie Sollohub

Wednesday 12th September - Sunday 16th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

From Sketchbooks into Paintings - with Katie Sollohub

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Printing without a Press with Emma Taylor

Printing without a Press with Emma Taylor

Wednesday 19th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will be exploring the basic techniques of mono printing where one off unique prints are made without the use of a press. We will use inks and rollers to create layers and simple direct drawings from nature.

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Creative Art Journalling No 1 with Emma Taylor

Creative Art Journalling No 1 with Emma Taylor

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

Creative Art Journaling is a great place to experiment and try new approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. We will be exploring varied media and create pages of backgrounds in a sketchbook which will follow your own theme or point of interest.

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Creative Art Journalling No 2 with Emma Taylor

Creative Art Journalling No 2 with Emma Taylor

Friday 21st September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Creative Art Journaling is a great place to experiment and try new approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. We will be exploring varied media and create pages of backgrounds in a sketchbook which will follow your own theme or point of interest.

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Natural Coiled Basketry with Julie Rignell

Natural Coiled Basketry with Julie Rignell

Saturday 22nd September - Sunday 23rd September | 9:30am - 1:30pm

In this workshop we will work with Sussex Prairie plant materials harvested in 2017/2018, alongside other materials to make beautiful ‘exposed core’ coiled baskets where the lovely natural colours of the dried plant material are highlighted

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Drypoint Etching with Emma Taylor

Drypoint Etching with Emma Taylor

Wednesday 26th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Explore the beautiful printmaking technique of drypoint with an emphasis on texture and quality of line.

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Expressive Drawing Skills with Emma Taylor

Expressive Drawing Skills with Emma Taylor

Thursday 27th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will be creating organic drawing tools from garden detritus and foliage using binding tapes and twines. We will forage the Prairie Gardens for unusual organic materials for interesting markmaking to create drawing tools on varied scales. From large sticks and branches to tiny flower heads and seed heads

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Reduction linoprinting with Emma Taylor

Reduction linoprinting with Emma Taylor

Friday 28th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to explore lino printing techniques for the first time or extend previous knowledge on a larger scale. We will be using the gardens as inspiration looking at the beautiful flowers and foliage to design simple motifs.

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Walk on the Wildside with Pauline McBride

Walk on the Wildside with Pauline McBride

Sunday 30th September | 10:00am - 12:00am

Why not take a Walk on the Wildside with designers and creators of the garden, Paul or Pauline and you can learn all about grasses and what they can do to extend your season of interest in your own garden.

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October 2018

Papercutting with Emma Taylor

Papercutting with Emma Taylor

Wednesday 3rd October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will be creating fast and fun 3D paper sculptures which will introduce you to the basics of papercutting in a safe and playful manner.

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A Taste of Autumn- with Juliet Sargeant and Sam Matthews

Sam Matthews

A Taste of Autumn- with Juliet Sargeant and Sam Matthews

Thursday 4th October | 10:30am - 12:00am

Juliet has teamed up with Sam Matthews (former chef to Pavarotti & The Three Tenors ) to create a surprising taster menu and talk.

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Phototransfer on Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer on Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Friday 5th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will experience the joys of Gelliprinting to produce layered, patterned and textured backgrounds. These numerous prints which are made using layers of acrylic paints will explore the harmonious and vibrant colours of the garden around us.

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Walk on the Wildside with Pauline McBride

Walk on the Wildside with Pauline McBride

Sunday 7th October | 10:00am - 12:00am

Why not take a Walk on the Wildside with designers and creators of the garden, Paul or Pauline and you can learn all about grasses and what they can do to extend your season of interest in your own garden.

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Botanical Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Botanical Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

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

We will be exploring the basic techniques of mono printing where one off unique prints are made without the use of a press. We will use inks and rollers to create layers and simple direct drawings from nature. We will also use leaves and plants to create effective frottage prints.

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Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

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

Collage can be used as a form of self expression to explore hopes and dreams and create visual memoirs. In this workshop we will be using mixed media to create a collage (or two!) ready to be framed which will develop from a personal theme.

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Walk on the Wildside with Pauline McBride

Walk on the Wildside with Pauline McBride

Sunday 14th October | 10:00am - 12:00am

Why not take a Walk on the Wildside with designers and creators of the garden, Paul or Pauline and you can learn all about grasses and what they can do to extend your season of interest in your own garden.

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