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

Obelisk and Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshop


Sunday 22nd September 2019 | 9:30am - 4:00pm

Obelisk and Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshop
Learn a heritage skill (or two) in our outdoor workshop nestled within the picturesque location of Sussex Prairie Gardens. We have combined two workshops into one so that you can make and take home both an Obelisk (plant support) and Mini-Wattle Hurdle for your garden!
You will learn a traditional technique of weaving Willow and/or Hazel to make your very own Obelisk to support your climbers such as Sweet Peas or Clematis! Your finished Obelisk can be between 3ft and 7ft in height, we recommend you check how much available space you have in or on your car before deciding! Handled with care your Obelisk should last you for several years.
All day workshop 930am to 400pm
Morning obelisk workshop 0930am -1200pm (2,5 hours)
Morning hurdle workshop 0930am – 1230pm (3 hours)
Afternoon Obelisk workshop 1.00pm – 330pm
afternoon hurdle workshop 100pm – 400pm (3 hours)
Perfect the skill of Wattle Hurdle Making using the same techniques applied to making full sized hurdle panels. You will learn how to make a very strong, miniature hurdle, 4ft or 6ft in length and suitable for use for either border or lawn edging.
We have included a one-hour lunch break between the two activities to allow you time to visit the teashop and gardens.
Your tutors will be husband and wife team Lorraine and Paul Matthews of Hedges & Hurdles, Country Skills & Crafts.
Full-day workshop:
Cost: £85.00
20% discount for RHS members
Morning or afternoon only:
> Obelisk Workshop £40
> Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshop £45
20% discount for RHS members
Includes all materials and entrance to the garden.
To secure your place and to learn more about this workshop please contact Lorraine:
m. 07446837492
NB – the class can be held indoors should the weather be inclement

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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