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

Free Stitching – running stitch without rules with Amanda Duke


Friday 2nd August 2019 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Free Stitching – running stitch without rules with Amanda Duke

This course provides an antidote to the chaos of modern life and would be perfect for anyone who is interested in slowing down, relaxing, spending some time with an activity that can be completed whenever the fancy takes you or even become a healthy creative obsession.

Explore the rhythmical, therapeutic and contemplative process of making arrangements with coloured, patterned and textured fabrics and then stitching them by hand. Allow yourself to relax whilst your running stitches drift across your selected fabrics.Discover the joys of Kantha and Sashiko stitching as well as Japanese traditions of Boro. Explore ideas about balancing colour and other visual elements to create luscious stitched samples.

We won’t be making any literal or representational pictures on this course, we will be working with pure abstraction. Using the simplest of stitches ‘running stitch’ to be free to roam your textile collage.

Cost £120 for 2 days fabric and threads all included in the cost.

Book before 1stMay £110

For further details please contact me


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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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      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