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 !

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Events & Courses

Batik Wax Resist Textiles with Susan D’souza


Sunday 3rd July 2022 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Batik Wax Resist Textiles with Susan D’souza


A relaxed creative workshop suitable for both those with no previous experience of batik as well as those with more experience who may want to extend their skills, or work with guidance on a personal project.

This workshop will introduce a range of tools, techniques and surface pattern approaches to applying molten wax as a resist, followed by hand painting with dyes including an opportunity to experiment with some natural plant dye extracts. We will take Inspiration from the beautiful array of patterns and colours to be found within the gardens.

You will create a range of experimental samples on paper and fabric which can be used as sketch book samples or may wish to work on a larger piece to frame.


Cost of workshop £70 including all materials and entry to the gardens


Please contact Susan D’souza for more information or to secure one of the 10 spaces available  07786613309


Susan is currently Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Textile Design Degree at GB Met Northbrook College, a member of Pure Arts Group and The Batik Guild and has taught workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens since 2016.  You can see more of her work @susandsouzatextiles and on her website




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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