Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed until Saturday 1st June 2024. Our normal opening hours from 1st June will be Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays and Tuesdays . On Sunday 2nd June we shall be holding our Early Summer Plant fair (30 exhibitors plus !) opening time 12 noon until 5pm - lots of plant nurseries , refreshments and music !

Sussex Prairie Garden

RHS Partner Garden.

“ Huge borders are woven with swathes of swaying grasses and perennials ”

Gardeners' World Magazine

All tickets for Sussex Prairie Garden to be purchased in person at the garden at our ticket office or only via events listed on our website. No other website ticket offers are valid or will be accepted. Prices and admission options.

Sussex Prairies is now closed until 1st June 2024.

There is no need to prebook to come to Sussex Prairies… simply buy a day ticket at the gate, it will only cost the day entry price. See prices and admission options.

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 the 2024 season !

The Teashop will be open serving  teas, coffee and homemade cakes and ice cream which you can enjoy throughout the garden.  There will be no sandwiches or savouries on offer. However,you are always  very welcome to bring picnics to enjoy in the garden .

We are very proud that our Dutch Barn home was short-listed for Grand Designs House of the Year 2022!

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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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Early Summer Plant Fair

Early Summer Plant Fair

Sunday 2nd June | 12:00am - 5:00pm

It’s the plant fair of the year . Expect amazing plant specialist nurseries to wow you with their plants curated by the dynamic Plant Fairs Roadshow. You can pay for your ticket on the gate

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Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Wednesday 5th June | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Soft pastel is the perfect medium for celebrating the fabulous colour and plantings of Sussex Prairie Garden in high summer. In this workshop we will explore experimental techniques such as underpainting, and expressive mark-making and colour palettes, to create images with impact and atmosphere.

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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. Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2022 Winner.
  3. Sussex Top Attractions 2024.
    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
      4.7
      Based on 518 reviews
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      Fraser BishopFraser Bishop
      10:50 11 Jul 22
      Wonderful garden well worth a visit. Great variety of plants showing so many ways of portraying a garden layout. Must comment on the great tea and cakes selection, our dog loved the doggy ice cream!
      Joan DaniellJoan Daniell
      15:13 06 Jul 22
      Beautifully planted area, in which you are encouraged to walk along paths between the plants so can be completely surrounded by foliage - a lovely effect.
      Peter WardPeter Ward
      08:40 28 Jun 22
      Beautiful garden, very relaxing, and bigger than you might think. Cafe is nice too
      Mike CleggMike Clegg
      16:07 08 Jun 22
      Tea room not brilliant nice cake but coffee in paper cup. No other options other then tea coffee and cake. Opening times short 1 to 5 but gardens beautiful
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