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

Playful Paper Pots with Amanda Duke

Friday 27th September 2024 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Playful Paper Pots  with Amanda Duke

Offer – Earlybird course booking before 31st March £80. Thereafter £85.
Suitable for beginners.

In this fun -filled creative 3D workshop you will experiment with at least two to three different construction methods to create sculptural pot forms using repurposed card and papers wherever possible. You will also practise at least two decorative surface design techniques using paint, ink, papier mache and collage.

At the end of the session you will take home 2-3 completed pot forms and lots of ideas about how to further develop this compelling creative activity at home. These quirky and expressive pots are suitable for ornamenting your own home or they will provide unique gifts for others. For those who are looking for an entry into making sculptural forms using readily available materials, it could provide the start to an incredible sculptural journey. The possibilities to work on a similar or larger scale after the course are endless.

All materials such as card and paper stock, paint, tools for mark making, glues, knives, pens, pencils, rulers needed for making your pots on the day are included in the course fee. If you can save your own collection of A3 to A4 sized pieces of cereal packet and postal services card do bring it along with you, that will be appreciated but if not possible, don’t worry, I’ll have plenty. Detailed notes will be sent to you after course completion so that you can continue to develop your interest and skills in this compulsive creative activity.
Self-service coffee, tea, biscuits included in the fee. Cake will be available to purchase in the café, and you may wish to bring a sandwich or similar for lunch on the go.

If you would like further details or to book a place please contact Amanda by email at or via her website

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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