Sussex Prairie Garden is now open until 13th October 2024. Our normal opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays* and Tuesdays (*except Bank Holiday Monday 26th August when we shall be extraordinarily open !) Our next big event will be this weekend -THE BOTANICAL ART FAIR on 20th & 21st July 11am until 5pm - why don't you prebook your tickets for fast track entrance ! expect lots of artisan makers and creators , refreshments and music ! Dogs welcome ! Tickets can also be purchased on the gate !

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Events & Courses

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers with Hedges & Hurdles


Thursday 6th August 2020 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers with Hedges & Hurdles
There is something about working with Willow that is very relaxing and mindful as you have to concentrate on the task in hand.
In this full-day or half-day workshop, set in the picturesque location of Sussex Prairies you will spend time with Lorraine and learn how to weave a Dragonfly and/or Dream Catcher.
All we need is a selection of Willow Withies for weaving a pair of sharp secateurs and the desire to learn something new!
Access to the breathtaking Prairie Gardens is included in your ticket and refreshments and delicious cakes can be purchased from the Tea Rooms.
Please either sign up to our Waitlist to register your interest in this event or puchase a ticket. We will ensure we continue to follow all new Government guidelines relating to social distancing etc. that are in place at the time of this event.
All activities are suitable for teenagers and adults or supervised children aged 8 yrs and up. If a child is joining unsupervised they will need to be 13yrs or older. Children aged 8 yrs to 12 yrs are to be supervised by one adult at all times. There is no cost for the supervising adult if the adult is not participating by making an independent craft.
To make your Dragonfly (or Mayfly) you will be using pre-soaked Willow, either brown Willow (this Willow has been dried before then soaking to rehydrate, we have various types and colours) or buff the (also dried before rehydrating but the bark has been removed, this reveals a honey colour rod).
In our afternoon workshop, you will create your very own, unique Dream Catcher! You will first make a Willow wreath base and once complete learn how to weave a web using twine in a colour of your choice! We will have lots of different jewels and feathers for you to use to decorate your dream catcher!
Willow weaving is a fun and mindful activity suitable for both adults, teenagers and the activities we have available here for children aged 8+ (with help from their guardian).
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, don’t worry we will have some spare gloves and secateurs for you to use on the day if you don’t have your own.
We do have shelter to move to if we get a shower on the day.
ALL DAY – 10.00 a.m. to 15:00 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)
Dragonfly and Dream Catcher @ £38
A.M ONLY – 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
Dragonfly Workshop @ £25
P.M. ONLY – 13:00 P.M. TO 15:00 P.M.
Dream Catcher Workshop @ £18
book your ticket
We can facilitate private groups and party bookings. We can also incorporate a Tractor & Trailor Ride around the Priory Farm Estate for larger groups if desired. Please contact Lorraine to discuss your requirements further.
Hedges & Hurdles reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.
If the course is cancelled by the organiser for any reason we will contact you as soon as possible and will always endeavour to reschedule your booking for another date, however, if this is not possible a full refund will be provided. Our full terms and conditions including our cancellation policy are available to view and agree when making a booking.

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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