Sussex Prairies is open from 2nd June until 10th October 2021. We are open five days a week , 1pm until 5pm - closed Mondays and Tuesdays.(except Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021) You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. *No need to Book.(* unless you are attending a special event requiring booked tickets and slots )

RHS Partner Garden.

Events & Courses

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Wednesday 1st September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Join artist Clare Buckle and find your landscape joy in the inspiring environment of Sussex Prairie Garden.

In this workshop we will explore soft pastels in an expressive way, working with spontaneous & creative mark making to establish impactful compositions & rich colour.

You will learn how to apply the pastel, how to choose or create surfaces to work on, the best ways to build colour, and how to preserve your work.

The cost of the workshop  (£65) includes materials and all-day entrance to the garden, so once the workshop has ended you are free to explore at your leisure.

Clare Buckle studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art but is known for her fine art painting and printmaking focusing on aspects of landscape and unexpected places. When drawing outdoors pastel is her chosen medium for its immediacy and intense colour.

Please contact Clare for more details and to book a place at

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Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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