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Planting a Prairie Garden large or small with Juliet Sargeant

Wednesday 25th September 2024 | 9:30am - 2:30pm

Planting a Prairie Garden large or small with Juliet Sargeant

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The Sussex Garden School
We have arranged two dates for this popular course, where Sussex Prairie Gardens will be hosting Juliet Sargeant’s Sussex Garden School, for an inspirational day of planting design.
Juliet Sargeant is a multi-award-winning garden designer and Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time Panellist
Join Juliet to learn how to make the most of your garden space with ornamental grasses and colourful perennial planting.
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
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
Thursday 4th July 9.30am-2.30pm Wednesday 25th September 9.30am-2.30pm
Book early to avoid disappointment:
£120 Standard Ticket with free garden entry & refreshments on arrival £96 RHS Member Ticket with free garden entry & refreshments on arrival

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Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

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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