Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed until Saturday 1st June 2024. Our normal opening hours from 1st June will be Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays and Tuesdays . On Sunday 2nd June we shall be holding our Early Summer Plant fair (30 exhibitors plus !) opening time 12 noon until 5pm - lots of plant nurseries , refreshments and music !

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Events & Courses

Abstracting the Garden  -Composition to Canvas with Emma Taylor


Saturday 30th July 2022 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Abstracting the Garden  -Composition to Canvas with Emma Taylor


We will be exploring the art of creating abstract compositions from reality and expressive mark making.

Using the garden and foliage as inspiration we will make marks in ink and paint looking for shapes and textures.

We will then select and cut up these studies to create multiple collage layouts that can be used for reference into a final small painting. Small plans or thumbnail sketches will develop as you process. You might work on a small series with colour or refine one idea into a final small canvas.

Learn how to create rich abstract pieces inspired by the beauty of our surroundings.


Suitable for absolute beginners as well as those looking to broaden their style.


Costs: £60 with all materials and garden entry.

All materials will be included in the price.

For more details and to secure a place on this workshop please contact…. or 07540191437


Emma is a artist, printmaker and educator teaching from Lupin Cottage Workshops in East Sussex. She is currently Leader of Art and Photography in Wadhurst as well as running weekly art classes from her home and studio.

Leading on from the incredible pianola paper exhibition Songs of the River, she is organising a follow up collaborative exhibition, Stories of the Sea with16 artists this Summer at South Hill Barn in Seaford.

Emma has been teaching inspiring workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens since 2017 and we are thrilled that she will be our Artist in Residence again with Amanda Duke in 2024.                                 FB and Insta: Emma Taylor Printmaker


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Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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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