Sussex Prairies is open from 2nd June until 10th October 2021. We are open five days a week , 1pm until 5pm - closed Mondays and Tuesdays.(except Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021) You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. *No need to Book.(* unless you are attending a special event requiring booked tickets and slots )
Botanical & Willow Workshop
We are excited to bring you further, mindful and creative botanical workshops with a twist! Combining natural materials such as Willow and Hazel with carefully selected plants to produce beautiful art pieces for you to enjoy or gift to others!
Working together, Lorraine and Renée will bring you two choices of workshops. Spend the day and make two botanical art pieces or create one in either a morning or afternoon the workshop, the choice is yours.
Willow Cone Planter
Using a selection of Willow you will weave a cone using a table top jig. Once complete, you can either create a handle for hanging or secure a wooden pole to allow you to push the finished cone into the ground so it is freestanding. The cone is then planted up with a selection of succulents as shown in the pictures below.
Join us in combining two activities into one! Firstly, you will make a wreath base from a selection of Willow coppiced here alongside the lakes at the Priory Farm Estate. Using garden twine you will learn how to weave a web within your wreath to create the beginnings of a dream catcher!
You will be shown how by adding a selection of small succulents you can transform your dream catcher into a beautiful hanging botanical decoration that can brighten up any wall, inside or out! You can either make two small or one larger Botanical Dreams wreath.
Full-day workshop @ £95 per person
RHS Member Discount – Cost £85
Willow Cone Planter – A.M. Workshop @ £55.00 per person
Botanical Dreams – P.M. Workshop @ £45.00 per person
A.M. Workshop: 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LUNCH BREAK: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
P.M. Workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Both workshops are suitable for adults and accompanied teenagers.
What should I wear?
We recommend you wear comfortable, outdoor clothing and footwear. You may also wish to bring a pair of gloves, to protect your hands and your own secateurs if you have them. However, we will have some spare gloves and secateurs for you to use on the day if you don’t have your own.
In the event of a shower, we can move the workshop under the protection of the large Polly tunnel.
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