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.

About Us

From the wilds of Rajasthan, to the quiet beech wood valleys of Luxembourg Paul and Pauline McBride have been creating  gardens for over 30 years. Now back in the fertile Wealden plains of  West Sussex  they have created their beautiful Sussex Prairies Garden together.

Inspired by their time working in Luxembourg with the world renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf, Paul and Pauline have put their own very British twist on the Dutch new wave perennial style of planting in their own garden here at Sussex Prairies.

Photo by Marianne Majerus

Underlying the creative flair of the pair lies Paul’s professional horticultural training gleaned from his years at Auchincruive horticultural College in Ayr, Scotland and invaluable experience  gained  by his work with Unwins Seeds, the National Trust for Scotland and finally the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in France.

Coupled with Pauline’s artistic flair  and experience gained from working with their plants  in the garden, you are bound to meet them both in the garden, nursery  or teashop on any visit to the garden.

Photo by Marianne Majerus

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“The Sussex Prairie Garden situated in the heart of West Sussex is the perfect place to escape from the world for an afternoon.”

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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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