Sussex Prairies is now closed. We shall open again on Wednesday 2nd June 2021. Then we shall be open five days a week - closed Mondays and Tuesdays.(except Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2021) You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. *No need to Book.(* unless you are attending a special event requiring booked tickets and slots )

RHS Partner Garden.

Events & Courses

We have lots of fascinating and fun Workshops and Events for 2021 ! make your 2021 a creative one !

June 2021

Design your own small garden with Juliet Sargeant

Design your own small garden with Juliet Sargeant

Wednesday 2nd June | 9:00am - 2:30pm

Design Your Own Small Garden Save money & be inspired to create your own garden design. A 2-day step-by-step course to take you through the whole process of designing your own garden. Places are limited to a small group. Join Juliet Sargeant, Chelsea Gold Medallist and Gardeners World/Gardener's Question Time contributor for a fully illustrated workshop, at the fabulous Sussex Prairie Gardens.

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Summer Plant Fair – with the Plant Fair Roadshow

Summer Plant Fair – with the Plant Fair Roadshow

Sunday 6th June | 11:00am - 5:00pm

****** THIS EVENT IS A TICKETED EVENT ******* YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK A TICKET WITH A TIMED BOOKING SLOT TO VISIT THIS EVENT ***** Exciting specialist plant fair on the prairie with an engaging and exciting group of specialist plant nurseries bringing their plants and expertise for your delight. Tasty refreshments available all day !

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Design your own small Garden with Juliet Sargeant

Design your own small Garden with Juliet Sargeant

Wednesday 9th June | 9:00am - 2:30pm

Design Your Own Small Garden Save money & be inspired to create your own garden design. A 2-day step-by-step course to take you through the whole process of designing your own garden. Places are limited to a small group. Join Juliet Sargeant, Chelsea Gold Medallist and Gardeners World/Gardener's Question Time contributor for a fully illustrated workshop, at the fabulous Sussex Prairie Gardens.

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Making a Garden Textile Folding Book with Anne Kelly

Garden Folding Textile Book by Anne Kelly

Making a Garden Textile Folding Book with Anne Kelly

Saturday 12th June | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Using elements from the inspirational plants and planting at Sussex Prairies, we will be making a small folding paper and textile folding book using a simple lamination and stitching techniques.

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Bullet Journalling with Sarah Cole

Bullet Journalling with Sarah Cole

Sunday 13th June | 9:00am - 2:00pm

You have heard about Bullet Journals – a system that combines your diary, planner, ‘to do’ list with a twist of creative flair? You like pen to paper ‘to do’ lists, stationary, planning, setting goals and beautiful pens. You love the idea of getting organised, decluttering your mind, but are not sure how to get started? This workshop is an introduction to Bullet Journaling and will demonstrate that it is a fun and joyous way to create your own personalised diary/planner.

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Solstice Herbal Magic with Nalini

Solstice Herbal Magic with Nalini

Saturday 19th June | 10:30am - 1:30pm

Summer is at its height now and days are long and languid. Nature is at her best and it’s a great time to get stuck into herbs for summer first aid, aromatherapy to cool things down, and make some great remedies.

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Little Lily Harley with the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

Little Lily Harley with the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company

Sunday 20th June | 5:30pm - 10:30pm

The wonderful Rude Mechanicals are planning to perform in Sussex Prairie Garden on Sunday 20th June at 7.30pm. Entrance to the garden is at 5.30pm for picnics. It will be something to give us a good laugh and raise our spirits – and we all need that! The play will be ‘Little Lily Harley’, postponed from last year, and is about Charlie Chaplin’s childhood in Lambeth.

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Lino Printing with a twist of gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Lino Printing with a twist of gelliprint with Emma Taylor

Friday 25th June | 10:00am - 2:00pm

This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to explore lino printing techniques for the first time or extend previous knowledge into varied colour. We will be using the gardens as inspiration looking at the beautiful flowers and foliage to design simple motifs.

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Making your Mark- a day of tool & mark making with Emily Jolley & Lucy Williams

Making your Mark- a day of tool & mark making with Emily Jolley & Lucy Williams

Saturday 26th June | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will forage for materials in the gardens and surrounding farmland and then return to make tools using traditional, hand made techniques. We will then utilise our tools to make beautiful marks with ink on paper.

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July 2021

LANDSCAPE RHYTHMN – DRAW AND EXPLORE with Amanda Duke & Emma Taylor

LANDSCAPE RHYTHMN – DRAW AND EXPLORE with Amanda Duke & Emma Taylor

Friday 9th July | 9:30am - 2:00pm

LANDSCAPE RHYTHMN - DRAW AND EXPLORE You will be encouraged to work in a sequence to produce at least 3 sketches that help increase your confidence in observing and drawing the landscape. Capturing a sense of - the 'prairie' place by sketching expressively as well as in detail.

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LANDSCAPE RAMBLINGS – DRAW AND EXPLORE with Amanda Duke & Emma Taylor

LANDSCAPE RAMBLINGS – DRAW AND EXPLORE with Amanda Duke & Emma Taylor

Thursday 15th July | 9:30am - 2:00pm

LANDSCAPE RAMBLINGS - DRAW AND EXPLORE We will take you on a leisurely walk around the garden to observe and drawelements of the landscape and floral detail. We will create a visual map of your journey whilst awakening all of the senses.

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Handmade Craft Market

Handmade Craft Market

Saturday 17th July | 10:00am - 5:00pm

****** THIS EVENT IS A TICKETED EVENT ******* YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK A TICKET WITH A TIMED BOOKING SLOT TO VISIT THIS EVENT ***** The aim of the Fair is to showcase an attractive , affordable and quality selection of work by artists and makers. Tasty refreshments teas and cakes will be available all set in a glorious prairie garden.

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Handmade Craft Market

Handmade Craft Market

Sunday 18th July | 10:00am - 5:00pm

****** THIS EVENT IS A TICKETED EVENT ******* YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK A TICKET WITH A TIMED BOOKING SLOT TO VISIT THIS EVENT ***** The aim of the Fair is to showcase an attractive , affordable and quality selection of work by artists and makers. Tasty refreshments teas and cakes will be available all set in a glorious prairie garden.

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Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke

Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke

Thursday 22nd July | 9:30am - 2:00pm

NATURAL AND BUNDLE DYEING FOR BEGINNERS 22nd and 24th July This 2-day course includes all materials that have been scoured and mordanted by Amanda prior to the course date. This will include all fabric needed for the 2 days and silk scarf blank 180 x 45cm ready to print. Detailed notes about scouring and mordanting processes will be sent to you after course completion.

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‘Summer Herbal Practical Magic Workshop’ with Nalini

‘Summer Herbal Practical Magic Workshop’ with Nalini

Friday 23rd July | 10:30am - 1:30pm

This is such a great time of year to identify plants and herbs and whip up a little magic! Workshop includes meditative walks in the gorgeous gardens, identifying healing herbs, and making some products of course!

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Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke

Natural & Bundle Dyeing for Beginners with Amanda Duke

Saturday 24th July | 9:30pm - 2:00pm

NATURAL AND BUNDLE DYEING FOR BEGINNERS 22nd and 24th July This 2-day course includes all materials that have been scoured and mordanted by Amanda prior to the course date. This will include all fabric needed for the 2 days and silk scarf blank 180 x 45cm ready to print. Detailed notes about scouring and mordanting processes will be sent to you after course completion.

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The Healing Power of Nature -Writing for Wellbeing Workshop with Ann O’Keife

The Healing Power of Nature -Writing for Wellbeing Workshop with Ann O’Keife

Saturday 31st July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come and experience an inspirational Writing for Wellbeing workshop, to delight all your senses at Sussex Prairies Garden. Enjoy easy and fun writing exercises to stimulate your imagination, encourage flow writing and bring peace and healing.

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August 2021

Bullet Journalling with Sarah Cole

Bullet Journalling with Sarah Cole

Sunday 1st August | 9:00am - 2:00pm

You have heard about Bullet Journals – a system that combines your diary, planner, ‘to do’ list with a twist of creative flair? You like pen to paper ‘to do’ lists, stationary, planning, setting goals and beautiful pens. You love the idea of getting organised, decluttering your mind, but are not sure how to get started?

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Planting a Prairie Garden – Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant

Planting a Prairie Garden – Large or Small with Juliet Sargeant

Wednesday 4th August | 9:00am - 2:30pm

There is no better place to see and enjoy grasses and perennial planting, than Sussex Prairie Gardens. In this fully illustrated planting design day, you will learn how to create the atmosphere of a prairie garden, even if your plot is small. Join Juliet Sargeant, Chelsea Gold Medallist and Gardeners World/Gardener's Question Time contributor for a fully illustrated workshop and an inspirational day out.

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Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Thursday 5th August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Thurs 5th and Sat 7th August OR Wed 8th and Thurs 9th September INSPIRED TO STITCH This 2-day course includes all fabrics and threads required. Join me for 2 days to learn about fabric and hand stitch techniques in a relaxed yet productive environment. Free and experimental approaches to stitching will be supported by some traditional skills.

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Bazaar – Indian Summer Market

Bazaar – Indian Summer Market

Friday 6th August - Saturday 4th September | 12:00am - 5:00pm

An event spread out in Marquees in Sussex Prairie Garden. Gorgeous clothes in cottons and vintage sari silk,semi precious designer jewellery,scarves,home furnishings and gifts – all ethically traded from India.

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Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Saturday 7th August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Thurs 5th and Sat 7th August OR Wed 8th and Thurs 9th September INSPIRED TO STITCH This 2-day course includes all fabrics and threads required. Explore hand stitching in confidence building and therapeutic ways Join me for 2 days to learn about fabric and hand stitch techniques in a relaxed yet productive environment.

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September 2021

Unusual Plant & Garden Fair

Unusual Plant & Garden Fair

Sunday 5th September | 10:00am - 5:00pm

****** THIS EVENT IS A TICKETED EVENT ******* YOU WILL NEED TO BOOK A TICKET WITH A TIMED BOOKING SLOT TO VISIT THIS EVENT ***** It's the plant fair of the year . Expect amazing plant specialist nurseries to wow you with their plants and gardenalia , sculpture and plenty more to entice you. Delicious refreshments available to keep you going throughout the day !

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Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 8th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Thurs 5th and Sat 7th August OR Wed 8th and Thurs 9th September INSPIRED TO STITCH This 2-day course includes all fabrics and threads required. Explore hand stitching in confidence building and therapeutic ways Join me for 2 days to learn about fabric and hand stitch techniques in a relaxed yet productive environment. Free and experimental approaches to stitching will be supported by some traditional skills.

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Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Inspired to Stitch with Amanda Duke

Thursday 9th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Thurs 5th and Sat 7th August OR Wed 8th and Thurs 9th September INSPIRED TO STITCH This 2-day course includes all fabrics and threads required. Explore hand stitching in confidence building and therapeutic ways Join me for 2 days to learn about fabric and hand stitch techniques in a relaxed yet productive environment. Free and experimental approaches to stitching will be supported by some traditional skills.

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Sketchbook Skills with Emma Taylor

Sketchbook Skills with Emma Taylor

Friday 10th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Working in a sketchbook is a great place to experiment and try new approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. It can be daunting starting a sketchbook but I will show you how to get started and how to gain confidence to develop your own style. We will be exploring varied media and create pages of backgrounds in a sketchbook which will follow your own theme or point of interest.

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A Garden Textile Sketchbook with Anne Kelly

A Garden Sketchbook by Anne Kelly

A Garden Textile Sketchbook with Anne Kelly

Saturday 11th September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Using plant and garden themed fabrics and papers, we will be designing a cover for a small sketchbook that can then be used to sketch in or as a gift for a gardener/artist.

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Two Day Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Two Day Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Thursday 16th September - Friday 17th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

This course is for anyone who has wanted paint with watercolours in a free and loose way outside. We will explore techniques, traditional and experimental and find ways to connect these methods to the environment around us.

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‘Herbylicious Potions and Meditative Moments’ with Nailini

‘Herbylicious Potions and Meditative Moments’ with Nailini

Friday 24th September | 10:30am - 1:30pm

Heading towards the Autumn Equinox and days are drawing in – time to boost our immune system and get mixing!  Natural herbal remedies in the mix now to beat the winter blues, and to keep us happy and healthy! 

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October 2021

Phototransfer on Gelliprints with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer on Gelliprints with Emma Taylor

Thursday 7th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will experience the joys of Gelliprinting to produce layered, patterned and textured backgrounds. These numerous prints which are made using layers of acrylic paints will explore the harmonious and vibrant colours of the garden around us.

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Collagraph Printmaking and Tetra Pak intaglio with Emma Taylor

Collagraph Printmaking and Tetra Pak intaglio with Emma Taylor

Friday 8th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will explore the many exciting possibilities of collagraph printmaking by building up tex- tures and marks with a variety of collage materials on a mount card plate. You will learn how to construct interesting textured printing plates using metallic card, papers and precut pattern pieces as well as tapes and found textures before cutting areas away.

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Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Saturday 9th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

This course is for anyone who has wanted paint with watercolours in a free and loose way outside. We will explore techniques, traditional and experimental and find ways to connect these methods to the environment around us.

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Making Your Mark – a day of tool & mark making with Emily Jolley & Lucy Williams

Making Your Mark – a day of tool & mark making with Emily Jolley & Lucy Williams

Sunday 10th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

We will forage for materials in the gardens and surrounding farmland and then return to make tools using traditional, hand made techniques. We will then utilise our tools to make beautiful marks with ink on paper.

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