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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Prairie Gardens 5 day creative retreat – From Sketchbooks Into Paint – with Katie Sollohub


Wednesday 28th September 2022 - Sunday 2nd October 2022 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Prairie Gardens 5 day creative retreat – From Sketchbooks Into Paint – with Katie Sollohub

Imagine, 5 days immersed in this beautiful garden

This course uses meditation as an integral part of the creative process, focusing on drawing and painting as an experience, increasing your sense of connection to the visual and sensory world.

2 days working in a sketchbook, a space to play and experiment, mixing mark making with observation. You will be encouraged to bring a similarly exploratory approach to painting in the final 3 days.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the gardens at their best – whatever the weather – when the grasses are in full height, the seed heads are already forming, and the late flowers still in bloom.

Using the breath and meditation to relax, settle in to the space can help reduce anxiety, and remove obstacles in your creative process, giving you the courage to keep playing, take risks, let go, find your own limits. See what grows in the garden of your creativity!

Course fee £375 (non-refundable deposit £75 to be paid ASAP will secure a space, with full payment required by 31 August 2022)

The fee includes sketchbooks, and daily entrance to the gardens. Contact Katie for booking and course info/materials list. There will be tea, coffee and cakes available all day to buy at the cafe. You are welcome to bring your own food for lunch.

Katie Sollohub mobile: 07905244623 @katiesollohub (Instagram)

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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