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

Design your own small garden with Juliet Sargeant


Wednesday 2nd June 2021 | 9:00am - 2:30pm

Design your own small garden with Juliet Sargeant

Design Your Own Small Garden

Save money & create your own design.
A 2-day illustrated, step-by-step design course to take you through the process of designing your own garden.

BOOK FOR BOTH DAYS on page for Wednesday 2nd June 2021-Learn more and book online at

Subjects covered:
Drawing inspiration from your surroundings
Developing your brief
The design concept
Efficient use of space
Treatment of boundaries
Neighbours and the law
Managing small level changes

Subjects covered:
Drainage in a small town garden
Detailing your design
Choosing hard landscaping materials
Logistics & practicalities
The design documents
Contracts & engaging a contractor

By the end of the 2 days you will have:
A basic labelled, scale drawing of your own design
Have considered suitable hard landscaping materials
An understanding of the legal requirements & responsibilities
Confidence to instruct & engage a contractor to build your garden
Scaled planting area outlined (a follow-on planting design course will run Weds 21st July 2021)

Free garden entry to Sussex Prairies Garden

Pre-course instructions for preparation
An illustrated booklet to work through, with comprehensive notes
Step-by-step guidance from ‘concept to contractor’
Paper & drawing equipment
Complimentary drinks throughout the day

Both days (Part 1 & 2) must be attended to take full advantage of this course:
Part 1 – Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Part 2 – Wednesday 9th June 2021


Early Bird Ticket £200 for both days (first 5 tickets sold)
Standard Ticket £240 for both days

RHS Membership Ticket £200

This course is suitable for small gardens (approx. area 50sqm), with minimal level changes (max. level change of 50cm across the site)

EMAIL to discuss if you an unsure if your garden is suitable:


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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