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

Planting a Prairie Garden -large or small with Juliet Sargeant


Thursday 20th August 2020 | 10:30am - 3:30pm

Planting a Prairie Garden -large or small with Juliet Sargeant
Planting a Prairie Garden – Large or Small

Prairie gardens like Sussex Prairie are stunningly seductive, but can it be done on a smaller scale? And how would you do it anyway? Juliet will introduce you to the stalwarts of a successful prairie garden and explain the design tips for this unique style of garden.


Subjects covered:

What is the Prairie Garden Style?

Great plants for creating a prairie garden

How to combine plants to give that unique prairie feeling

Tips for a small scale planting


Who is the course for?

Beginners and garden enthusiasts are welcome.

This course for anyone who is loves the informal, naturalistic style like Sussex Prairies Garden and would like to achieve the same at home./


By the end of the day you will have:

An understanding of the preparation for and maintenance of prairie style planting
A list of plants suitable for a prairie style planting

A knowledge of how to combine the plants in large or small gardens


Sussex Prairie Gardens Venue

The course is held at one of the most beautiful gardens in Sussex – where you will have free entry and the opportunity to enjoy the garden as well as purchase refreshments in the tea shop.


The Group

We will be an informal group. Juliet teaches in an accessible, workshop style with illustrated ‘info-bites’ and relevant exercises for you to think about your own garden.

As well as being an award-winning garden designer, Juliet has been teaching gardening to professionals and enthusiasts for over 15 years.


Free garden entry until 5pm

Illustrated handouts


Early Bird Ticket £80 (for sale until 17th July)

RHS Discount 20% £72
Standard Ticket £90


Date and Time:

Thursday 20th August

10.30am – 3.30pm

Learn more and book online at




Early Bird Ticket £80 (for sale until 5th June) Standard Ticket £90


RHS Discount 20% £72

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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