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.

RHS Partner Garden.

Events & Courses

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

September 2019

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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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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Obelisk and Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshop

Obelisk and Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshop

Sunday 22nd September | 9:30am - 4:00pm

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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Sketchbook Skills with Emma Taylor

Sketchbook Skills with Emma Taylor

Wednesday 25th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Working in a sketchbook is a great place to experiment and try new approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. It can be daunting starting a sketchbook but I will show you how to get started and how to gain confidence to develop your own style.

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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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Kimai dance performance with Actalina

Kimai dance performance with Actalina

Saturday 28th September | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Kimai is an oriental sacred dance form based on elements from the Chinese, Japanese and Indian cultures and which cultivates and radiates the values of Beauty , Grace and Love.there will be two performances at 2pm and 3pm.

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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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Practical Magic Healing herbs Workshop with Nalini

Practical Magic Healing herbs Workshop with Nalini

Monday 30th September | 10:30am - 2:00pm

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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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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