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

Photographing the Bigger Picture of the Garden with Clive Boursnell


Friday 14th October 2022 - Saturday 15th October 2022 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Photographing the Bigger Picture of the Garden with Clive Boursnell

Copyright Clive Boursnell

“Photographing the Bigger Picture of the Garden”

9am to 5pm 14th & 15th Oct 2022

Maximum student number per day, 10 people

Fee £95.00 per day,

Payable to Clive Boursnell,

contact Clive to find out more details and to book your place – email

A working knowledge of your own camera, what ever your camera is, and lenses, and a TriPod would be of great advantage.

Areas of work to be covered,


Understanding Light, the spin of the Earth,

Dealing with a White Sky,

To make Photographs that could have only been made in the garden in which you are working .

To see the Atmosphere of the garden,

To begin to be able to ask yourself the question, What do I want to say about the Garden?

To decide what is the Star of your picture, what is the supporting cast, and what should be pushed out of the frame.

To see what the garden is showing you, to consider what the Garden, Planting, it’s creators are about, then begin to photograph  the individual garden in your own individual way. Which you may need to discover!!!

The day will begin with Coffee and a short talk and a picture show from me,

starting at 09.30 hours

About Clive
“I started Photographing Gardens in the late 70’s, while working on my book on the life of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
I have worked for most of the major garden magazine, I was principle garden Photographer to Country Life Magazine for some 15 years, and 10 years with the Sunday Times Colour Magazine,
My Garden Books published include,English Herb Gardens, English Water Gardens, Curious Gardeners 2 volumes, Remaking of a Garden, The Laskett, with Sir Roy Strong, Houses of the Lake District,Cambridge College Gardens, Secret Gardens of Somerset, and a sequel of the gardens of the South East to be published Sept 22.
I’m a photographic judge for the RHS, and I teach photography to MA architectural students at Oxford Brookes University. was awarded a BEM in the Queen’s New Years Honours list 2018.”


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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