Sussex Prairies is now closed. We shall open again on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Then we shall be open five days a week - closed Mondays and Tuesdays. You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. No need to Book.

Sussex Prairie Garden

RHS Partner Garden.

“ One of the most beautiful gardens in Sussex ”

BN5 Magazine

Sussex Prairies is delighted to announce our annual opening of the garden from Wednesday 2nd June until Sunday 10th October 2021.

*** Please read all the following details before you plan your visit ***

We will be asking staff and visitors to follow government guidance on social distancing.  ie 2m between you , other visitors and all our staff.If you see other visitors please take an alternative route or hang back and keep your distance.

From 18/9/20 you will be asked at the ticket office to provide your name and contact telephone number to comply with the latest regulations for Track and Trace.

Please be respectful if queuing for tickets, and keep 2 metres distance from those around you. At the Ticket Office, Teashop Kiosk and Plant Sales Gazebo, Payments can be taken with contactless credit / debit card.

We will have three toilets open and would prefer you to use them only if necessary. The toilets will be cleaned at the beginning of each days opening and will be checked regularly during the day .

If you wish to visit the garden regularly, you may wish to buy one of our excellent value SEASON TICKETS, which will allow you entry as often as you like, without requiring you to pay each time you visit. NB – a Season ticket is just for this 2021 season !

The Teashop will operate as a kiosk serving Takeaway teas, coffee and homemade cakes and ice cream which you can enjoy throughout the garden.  There will be no sandwiches or savouries on offer.

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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Design your own small garden with Juliet Sargeant

Design your own small garden with Juliet Sargeant

Wednesday 2nd June | 9:00am - 2:30pm

Design Your Own Small Garden Save money & be inspired to create your own garden design. A 2-day step-by-step course to take you through the whole process of designing your own garden. Places are limited to a small group. Join Juliet Sargeant, Chelsea Gold Medallist and Gardeners World/Gardener's Question Time contributor for a fully illustrated workshop, at the fabulous Sussex Prairie Gardens.

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Summer Plant Fair – with the Plant Fair Roadshow

Summer Plant Fair – with the Plant Fair Roadshow

Sunday 6th June | 11:00am - 5:00pm

****** THIS EVENT IS A TICKETED EVENT ******* YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK A TICKET WITH A TIMED BOOKING SLOT TO VISIT THIS EVENT ***** Exciting specialist plant fair on the prairie with an engaging and exciting group of specialist plant nurseries bringing their plants and expertise for your delight. Tasty refreshments available all day !

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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.