Our opening hours for 2018 are as follows –
we are open six afternoons a week 1pm until 5pm and closed on a Tuesday- until 14th October 2018

RHS Partner Garden.

Events & Courses

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

June 2018

Printing with collage (collagraph printmaking) with Emma Taylor

Printing with collage (collagraph printmaking) with Emma Taylor

Friday 29th June | 10:00am - 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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July 2018

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company- Oberon’s Cure

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company- Oberon’s Cure

Sunday 1st July | 5:30pm - 10:30pm

we are delighted that the Rude Mechanical Theatre Comapny will join us again on their summer tour - bringing Oberon's Cure to the garden as their chosen play

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Phototransfer with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer with Emma Taylor

Wednesday 4th July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will be using images of the flora and fauna around the gardens to transfer onto a different back grounds to create beautiful mixed media pieces.

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Summer Afternoon Jazz with Katharine Collett

Summer Afternoon Jazz with Katharine Collett

Wednesday 4th July | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

We are delighted to welcome Katharine Collett to join us at Sussex Prairies singing in our garden. Why not join us for afternoon tea and enjoy singing in the garden with Katharine this summer.The Jazz is included in our entrance price for the garden.

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Planting a Sussex Summer Border with Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sargeant multi award winning designer

Planting a Sussex Summer Border with Juliet Sargeant

Thursday 5th July | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Juliet will introduce you to the best summer performers for Sussex and show you how to create colourful compositions in your own garden.

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Crafting with Succulents with Fiona Wemyss

Crafting with Succulents with Fiona Wemyss

Friday 6th July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Fiona Wemyss of Blueleaf Plants will show you how to wire succulents and turn them into beautiful bouquets, hairpieces, boutonnieres and cake decorations that you will be proud of.

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Singtastic Sunday with Jolesfield Community Choir

Singtastic Sunday with Jolesfield Community Choir

Sunday 8th July | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jolesfield community choir will be singing their hearts out in our garden at Sussex Prairies

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Botanical Gelliprint & Mono Print with Emma Taylor

Botanical Gelliprint & Mono Print with Emma Taylor

Wednesday 11th July | 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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Handmade@Sussexprairies Fair

Handmade@Sussexprairies Fair

Saturday 14th July - Sunday 15th July | 11:00am - 5:00pm

The aim of the Fair is to showcase an attractive , affordable and quality selection of work by artists and makers. Tasty refreshments teas and cakes will be available all set in a glorious prairie garden

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Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

collage- Emma Taylor

Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Wednesday 18th July | 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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Phototransfer on Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer on Gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Friday 20th July | 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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Beespace Workshop- Wax- with Miranda Ellis

Beespace Workshop- Wax- with Miranda Ellis

Saturday 21st July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

This workshop is suitable for all experience levels. We will use wax taken from Sussex Prairie beehives, guiding participants in using moulds and modelling tools to cut and shape their sculpture.

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Midsummer Melodies by Maddy Gravatt

Midsummer Melodies by Maddy Gravatt

Saturday 21st July | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Enjoy a collection of favourite songs ranging from popular musicals to traditional folksongs, whilst relaxing over afternoon tea or on a stroll through the beautiful nursery and garden setting of Sussex Prairies.

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Singtastic Sunday with Pyecombe Choir

Singtastic Sunday with Pyecombe Choir

Sunday 22nd July | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

we are delighted to be joined by Pyecombe Choir as part of our swinging singing sundays this summer !

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Summer Afternoon Jazz with Katharine Collett

Summer Afternoon Jazz with Katharine Collett

Saturday 28th July | 3:00pm - 4:30pm

We are delighted to welcome Katharine Collett to join us at Sussex Prairies singing in our garden. Why not join us for afternoon tea and enjoy singing in the garden with Katharine this summer.The Jazz is included in our entrance price for the garden.

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Old Herbaceous – a one man play by Alfred Shaughnessy

Old Herbaceous – a one man play by Alfred Shaughnessy

Sunday 29th July | 5:30pm - 8:45pm

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced audiences around the country.

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August 2018

Nature & Nurture- Writing for Wellbeing with Ann O’Keife

Nature & Nurture- Writing for Wellbeing with Ann O’Keife

Friday 3rd August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come and experience an inspirational Writing for Wellbeing workshop, to delight all your senses at Sussex Prairies Garden. Enjoy easy and fun writing exercises to stimulate your imagination and encourage flow writing which are suitable for all levels.

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Summer Afternoon Jazz with Katharine Collett

Summer Afternoon Jazz with Katharine Collett

Sunday 5th August | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

We are delighted to welcome Katharine Collett to join us at Sussex Prairies singing in our garden. Why not join us for afternoon tea and enjoy singing in the garden with Katharine this summer.The Jazz is included in our entrance price for the garden.

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Open-Top Succulent Terrariums with Fiona Wemyss

Open-Top Succulent Terrariums with Fiona Wemyss

Monday 6th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Terrariums are a popular and stylish way of displaying plants in your living space and great fun to make yourself. This workshop will teach you the best containers to use, help you to choosing appropriate succulents and explain the best ways to plant and care for them.

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Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

shibori tie dye

Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 8th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Use a variety of resist techniques and an indigo dye vat to make exciting surface patterns on cotton fabric.

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Planting a Prairie Garden Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant

Juliet Sargeant multi award winning designer

Planting a Prairie Garden Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant

Thursday 9th August | 10:30am - 2:00pm

Juliet will introduce you to the stalwarts of a successful prairie garden and explain the design tips for this unique style of garden.

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Eco Print with Amanda Duke

eco print by Amanda Duke

Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Friday 10th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Eco-print dyeing 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 them to transfer their colour, texture and patterns.

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Eco Print with Amanda Duke

eco print by Amanda Duke

Eco Print with Amanda Duke

Saturday 11th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Eco-print dyeing 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 them to transfer their colour, texture and patterns.

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BeeSpace Workshop – Glass -with Miranda Ellis

BeeSpace Workshop – Glass -with Miranda Ellis

Sunday 12th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Working with reclaimed glass, and metal inclusions, this workshop is suitable for all experience levels. Participants will be guided through the steps of cutting, colouring, and printing on to sheet glass.

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Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

shibori tie dye

Shibori Tie Dye with Amanda Duke

Monday 13th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Use a variety of resist techniques and an indigo dye vat to make exciting surface patterns on cotton fabric.

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Fabric Print with Amanda Duke

Fabric Printing with Amanda Duke

Fabric Print with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 15th August | 9:45am - 2:00pm

Enjoy instant success when you design and print your foam core blocks. Create funky geometric, organic and rhythmical repeat and random patterns from just a couple of blocks using an array of colourCourse Dates : 15th August and/or 16th August 2018

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Bazaar Indian Summer

Bazaar Indian Summer

Friday 17th August - Monday 27th August | 10:00am - 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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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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Stunning Succulent Teacups with Fiona Wemyss

Stunning Succulent Teacups with Fiona Wemyss

Thursday 6th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cute & colourful succulents make an ideal partner for a pretty teacup and saucer that will look great on a sunny windowsill or make a unique gift for a loved one.

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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.

Find out more

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.

Find out more

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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