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


Wednesday 28th June 2023 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Planting a Prairie Garden, Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant

Come and be inspired by the beautiful expanses of grasses and colourful flowers at Sussex Prairie Gardens.
With illustrated talks and planting exercises, Juliet will explain how to design similar schemes for your own garden.

Whether you have a large or small space, the natural, relaxed and wildlife-friendly planting style of Sussex Prairies can be achieved with the right combination of plants and colours.

Subjects covered:
What is prairie planting and what are the benefits?
Maintenance of a prairie style planting scheme
The best plants for that winning prairie style
How to combine the plants, even in a small area

Free garden entry
Refreshments on arrival
Illustrated handouts
Paper and drawing equipment
Step-by-step guidance

You will achieve:
An understanding of prairie style planting and its suitability for your garden
The best plants to achieve prairie planting
How to design a prairie style scheme

Sussex Prairie Gardens is the largest Prairie style garden in the UK; a ‘mecca’ for anyone who loves the soft, informal style of naturalistic planting and the billowing textures of ornamental grasses.
Morlands Farm Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield BN5 9AT

Juliet Sargeant is a multi-award-winning garden designer. She has been delivering entertaining and informative workshops and courses for more than 15 years.

Wednesday 28th June 2023 9am to 2pm – Bring your own lunch

Ticket Costs
£82.50 RHS Membership
£89 Early Bird (first 5 non-RHS tickets sold)
£99 Standard Ticket

What next?
Once you have booked, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking – please check your junk mail.

About 2 weeks before your course, you will receive another email, giving directions and any joining instructions – please check your junk mail if you haven’t received anything.

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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