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CANCELLED Botanical Workshop with Hedges and Hurdles


Thursday 17th September 2020 | 10:00am - 4:00pm

CANCELLED Botanical Workshop with Hedges and Hurdles

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.

Botanical Dreams

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’s included?

  • All materials will be provided.
  • Tea, Coffee and biscuits

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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Paul & Pauline McBride,
Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
near Henfield
, 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