Sussex Prairies is now Open for our 2022 season. We are open five days a week , Wednesdays until Sundays , 12 noon until 5pm (except on Special event days )until 16th October 2022. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays *(we shall be open on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2022) . There is NO NEED TO BOOK TO COME TO SUSSEX PRAIRIES ! The Indian Summer Bazaar are now joining us in the garden from Friday 5th August until 4th September - a rare chance savour a slice of India in Sussex !

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

We are delighted to share news that our Dutch Barn has received a 2022 RIBA South East Award.

The project has been selected as the Winner of the RIBA South East Client of the Year Award 2022 & RIBA South East Small Project of the Year 2022 sponsored by Gaggenau @gaggenauofficial

Winner RIBA South East Awards.

Winner RIBA South East Awards.

Winner RIBA South East Awards.

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Photo by Richard Chilvers

Sussex Prairies is delighted to announce our annual opening of the garden from Wednesday  1st June until Sunday 16th October 2022, 1pm until 5pm , five days a week , closed Mondays* and Tuesdays (opening times may change for Special Events ).(we shall be open on Bank Holiday Monday  29th August 2022)

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 2022 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

Art Exhibition – ‘Rooted’

The Sussex Prairie Gardens will be host to an arts exhibition. Entitled ‘Rooted’ the exhibition will feature outdoor sculptures by local and regional artists. The exhibition will run from 1st June through 16th October 2022.

The exhibiting artists include Rosalind Barker, Caroline Bugby, Sarah Cliff, Šárka Darton, Sally Eldars, Sue Evans, Paula Haughney, Ruth Heaton, Lester Korzilius, Jill Laudet, Chérie Lubbock, Hala Sabet, Katharine Rabson Stark, Karen Sturtivant, and Christopher Walker. Between them, their work has been exhibited throughout the UK, and is held in numerous public and private collections.

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Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Friday 5th August - Sunday 4th September | 12:00am - 5:00pm

An event spread out in Marquees in Sussex Prairie Garden. Gorgeous clothes in cottons and vintage sari silk,semi precious designer jewellery,scarves,home furnishings and gifts – all ethically traded from India.

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Coro Nuovo Voices Sing at Sussex Prairies

Coro Nuovo Voices Sing at Sussex Prairies

Saturday 13th August | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Coro Nuovo Voices will perform in the garden with their accompanist Andrew Storey, The repertoire will be largely solo songs from the shows, opera numbers and so on. There may be some duets and trios also. Perfect for a summer afternoon.

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    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
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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