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 !

RHS Partner Garden.

The Design

Surrounded by mature oak trees the eight acre garden consists of a series of interlocking arcs of large planted borders in a naturalistic style.  The borders encourage exploration and adventure and visitors are welcome to roam in amongst the mighty plants to further enjoy the experience.

The plantings consist of large groupings of each variety, planted in a free flowing style, which contrasts leaf forms, stems, stalks, flower shapes and textures. Colours are soft and muted, and complement the natural landscape.

The borders serve as a living catalogue of plants used by Paul and Pauline in their garden design business, the plants themselves are the stock plants from which plants are taken into the farm nursery.

Aerial view of the garden.

Both Paul and Pauline are keen to emphasise the beauty and wonder of perennial planting and to demonstrate the longer season benefits of perennials and grasses in dream combinations.

The borders , planted in the shape of a spiralling nautilus shell were planted in May 2008 with 40 of our friends and family who were totally behind us and supporting us with this amazing project.

Why not join come and join us on a garden tour and we can tell you the story of how and why we planted the garden and what naturalistic planting can do for you in your garden!

Perennial planting

 

Video by Ian and Rory Henham and music by Mike Ainscough ,The Henfield Wanderer. Footage taken on 22nd august 2021 for the Walk for Louise.

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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.
    1. Sussex Prairie Garden
      4.7
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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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