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

Silver Strings


Saturday 25th September 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Silver Strings

Silver Strings

Saturday 25th September from 4pm to 5pm at The Sussex Prairies


Brighton & Hove’s very own later-starter community string band has been running since early 2013 and throughout the pandemic via Zoom. So far we have introduced 200+ older people to playing stringed instruments and numbers are growing. We meet weekly to choose, play and devise music together: we play a wide range of material including folk tunes, classical themes, and popular melodies.

Silver Strings is a music group for adults who’ve always wanted to play a stringed instrument. At Silver Strings, we warm up gently and play as part of a larger group to make a wide variety of music together.
Learning an instrument in a group keeps our minds active and our fingers supple – and it’s a lot of fun!
Participants say:
“I get such a sense of achievement” (SW)
“My hands are now more agile” (DP)
“Every week is a highlight!” (RW)

Always wanted to play a musical instrument?
Then Silver Strings is for you!

We perform several times per year – Brighton Bandstand and Pavilion Gardens, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Stanmer Park’s Apple Day orchard stage, Patchfest and many other social events. Highlights include Brighton Royal Pavilion for the Mayor‘s Christmas drinks reception, a wedding at Stanmer House, and being filmed for Sky TV’s ‘The Secret Life of the Brain‘.

FREE TRIAL SESSIONS: first Tuesday of every month, 9:30-11:30am, at the Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton – complete beginners are very welcome and we even provide the instruments! Booking essential via our contact form.

Siver Strings is run by Bela Enmerson of Music for Connection, Brighton & Hove’s specialist community music service for adults of all abilities.

We wish to contribute to a society in which everyone can connect through music-making: accessing, playing, and enjoying music together, regardless of economic circumstances, ability or needs, age, social status or previous musical experience.

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Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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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