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

Hand Stitched Flowers and Seeds with Esther Collins


Friday 16th June 2023 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Hand Stitched Flowers and Seeds with Esther Collins

Hand Stitched Flowers and Seeds

! day workshop Friday 16th June or Friday 15th September

A relaxing, experimental course making flower and seed heads in felt and fabric.

Suitable for beginners or improvers.

Course fee £65 including all materials. Coffee, tea, biscuits will be provided free of charge this year. Cake will still be available in the café and you may wish to bring a sandwich or similar for lunch. Price includes a full day entry into the gardens and you may stay for as long as you like.

What to expect on the day?

Be inspired by the beautiful flowers, seeds and leaves at the Sussex Prairies. Join me for a relaxing day to explore and analyse the colours and shapes of the plants in the garden and then experiment to recreate them in felt or fabric.  Make one, or several creations, which could be used as a brooch, embellishment for a bag or hair band, or simply a decorative object. We will learn different methods of fabric manipulation to recreate the petals and centre of the flower and then decorate with simple embroidery stitches and embellishments, which could be as abstract or realistic as you like. Consideration of fabric, such as chiffon, silk or felt and your choice of embellishments like beads or buttons will determine the nature of your creations. This is a fun and relaxing day where you will be taught a range of different skills, with the emphasis on experimenting and problem solving together to work on your own unique designs.



What to bring with you?

You will need to bring your own small sewing kit and embroidery scissors with you. I will bring a range of different felts and fabrics for you to use and experiment with, but you are welcome to bring along some of your own stash if you wish.

For further details please contact Esther via her website: or via email

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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