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

Inky Structures (natural and architectural)with Emma Taylor


Sunday 9th October 2022 | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Inky Structures (natural and architectural)with Emma Taylor

We will start by creating a zine sketchbook as a starter to explore the media for the day from a single sheet of paper.

 We will then explore architectural structures and buildings to create a large mixed media piece using inks and fine layers of collage as a background. Textures and markmaking will be built up with sponging, brush and card to produce layered, patterned and textured surfaces. Frottage and texture collection from the garden will fuel our mixed media approach.

We will be inspired by the contemporary work of Lucy Jones and also John Piper to combine wax resist and collage.

If you are more drawn to the natural form we can also work straight from plants from the Prairies and will be looking at the fabulous Mark Hearld for inspiration.

 This workshop does not require any specific artistic skills other than an open mind and a sense of play. We can use background architectural/natural collage as an aid for composition if drawing is not your forte! Working from your own photographs will make this day even more personal.

Cost for the day plus entry to garden and materials is £60


Please email or 07540191437 for more details and booking.

 Emma is a artist, printmaker and educator teaching from Lupin Cottage Workshops in East Sussex. She is currently Leader of Art and Photography in Wadhurst as well as running weekly art classes from her home and studio.

Leading on from the incredible pianola paper exhibition Songs of the River, she is organising a follow up collaborative exhibition, Stories of the Sea with16 artists this Summer at South Hill Barn in Seaford.

Emma has been teaching inspiring workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens since 2017 and we are thrilled that she will be our Artist in Residence again with Amanda Duke in 2024.                                 FB and Insta: Emma Taylor Printmaker


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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