We are open six days a week ,1pm until 5pm , closed on Tuesdays .You are welcome to bring picnics . Dogs also welcome. No need to Book. You will be required to give your name & contact number from 18/9/20 at the ticket office.

Sussex Prairie Garden

RHS Partner Garden.

“ A living tableau of plants- a vast,moving sea of densely planted perennials and grasses on a scale that has to be seen to be believed ”

Home and Garden Magazine

Sussex Prairies is delighted to announce our annual opening of the garden from Monday 1st June until Sunday 11th October 2020.

*** 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. A season ticket for Sussex Prairies in 2020 can also be used at Borde Hill Garden until 1st November 2020 with whom we have a partnership this year ! So two gardens for the price of one ! (please check the Borde Hill website for their opening hours and visiting conditions).

NB – a Season ticket is just for this 2020 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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Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Sunday 27th September | 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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Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Monday 28th September | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Pastel is a fabulous medium for working with expressive colour in a spontaneous and creative way. In this workshop, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Sussex Prairie Gardens, we will explore techniques for creating rich layers of colour

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Paul & Pauline McBride,
Sussex Prairie Garden

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.
  3. sussextopattractions.co.uk.
  4. Visit England Hidden Gem 2016.