Sussex Prairie Garden is now open until 13th October 2024. Our normal opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays* and Tuesdays (*except Bank Holiday Monday 26th August when we shall be extraordinarily open !) Our next big event will be the Botanical Art Fair on 20th & 21st July - why don't you prebook your tickets for fast track entrance ! expect lots of artisan makers and creators , refreshments and music ! Dogs welcome !

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

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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Lino Printmaking with Gelliprint and chin colle  With Emma Taylor

Lino Printmaking with Gelliprint and chin colle With Emma Taylor

Friday 14th June | 9:30am - 2:00pm

This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to explore lino printing techniques for the first time or extend previous knowledge into varied colour. We will be using the gardens as inspiration looking at the beautiful flowers and foliage to design simple motifs.

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Learn the basics of Prairie Plant Propagation by Cuttings with Nick Bielby , Assistant Head Gardener

Learn the basics of Prairie Plant Propagation by Cuttings with Nick Bielby , Assistant Head Gardener

Saturday 15th June | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join us in our beautiful Sussex Prairie garden for a course learning the basics of Prairie Plant Propagation by Cuttings - we will show you how to make plants for free!

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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. 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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