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

Creative Visible Mending with Amanda Duke

Saturday 7th September 2024 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Creative Visible Mending  with Amanda Duke

Offer – Earlybird course booking before 31st March £70. Thereafter £75.
Suitable for beginners.

Extend the lifespan of your knitwear and other garments by developing your own mending style with colourful stitches and patches.
We can sometimes get attached to certain items of clothing whether it be a faded pair of jeans of a well-loved knitted garment. It may be due to the comfort of wearing it or the memories found in the shape of the garment, the patterns, stitches, the feel of the fabric. Mending is a great way to extend the life of our clothing. You will be introduced to traditional darning for knitwear, using a warp and weft technique to create a woven patch to repair holes with colourful wools and threads. You will also be shown two alternative ways to make a patched embellishment for repairing and decorating jeans or other cotton clothing. You will begin to understand how to adapt your mending techniques to different weights and textures of fabrics and you will start a journey to find your own style of reparation and decoration.

Whilst you are welcome to bring your own sewing kit and fabric stash with you if you wish, this is not a pre-requisite, I will have all you need to make samples on the day. If you have one or two sample garments to discuss ideas on how you might repair or decorate them, feel free to bring them. I will provide repurposed fabrics, threads and wools and all other materials for you to use freely to make samples on the day.
Self-service coffee, tea, biscuits included in the fee. Cake will be available to purchase in the café, and you may wish to bring a sandwich or similar for lunch on the go.

If you would like further details or to book a place please contact Amanda by email at or via 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