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

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers


Thursday 20th August 2020 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers


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).

“Deep in the sun-searched growths, the dragon-fly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. So this winged hour is dropt to us from above. Oh! clasp we to our hearts, for deathless dower. This close-companioned inarticulate hour. When twofold silence was the song of love.” – Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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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