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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Batik Worshop with Susan d’Souza

Friday 9th August 2024 - Saturday 10th August 2024 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Batik Worshop with Susan d’Souza

Day one of this workshop provides the opportunity to explore creative batik (a wax resist technique). Experiment with tools and methods for applying the hot wax to paper, cotton and silk fabrics before hand painting the colour using cold water dyes. Natural forms from the garden or your own images can form design inspiration to create pattern and design ideas. You will produce a range of samples for sketchbooks, artwork or as test pieces for day 2 if you take the full course.
Completing day two will allow participants to extend their skills by designing and making a larger scale more developed piece in the form of either a silk scarf or large cotton wall hanging.
No previous textile painting or batik experience is necessary this is a relaxed and creative textile workshop. Those with more experience are welcome to use the session to develop their own ideas and learn new approaches with tutor guidance.

Cost: £70 for day one only or £120 for both days including tea, coffee & biscuits, all materials and garden entry.

For more information and to secure or book a place on this workshop please contact Susan via e-mail or phone:

e-mail :
Website :
Instagram : @susandsouzatextiles
Phone : 07786613309

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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