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.(except Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021) You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. *No need to Book.(* unless you are attending a special event requiring booked tickets and slots )

Sussex Prairie Garden

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

Gardeners' World 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.

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 and cash.

We will have three toilets open . 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. However,you are always  very welcome to bring picnics to enjoy in the garden and in our farm fields .

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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Textile Applique and Stitch Workshop : Layered Landscapes with Susan D’souza

Textile Applique and Stitch Workshop : Layered Landscapes with Susan D’souza

Thursday 3rd June | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Using inspiration from the beautiful landscape views at Sussex Prairie Gardens learn how to abstract and simplify complex shapes and visual information by creating layered fabric ‘collage’ using applique and reverse applique techniques.

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Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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