Sussex Prairie Garden is now open until 13th October 2024. Our normal opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 1pm until 5pm , closed Mondays* and Tuesdays (*except Bank Holiday Monday 26th August when we shall be extraordinarily open !) Our next big event will be this weekend -THE BOTANICAL ART FAIR on 20th & 21st July 11am until 5pm - why don't you prebook your tickets for fast track entrance ! expect lots of artisan makers and creators , refreshments and music ! Dogs welcome ! Tickets can also be purchased on the gate !

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Events & Courses

We have lots of fascinating and fun Workshops and Events for 2024 ! make your 2024 a year of making creative memories !

July 2024

Botanical Art Fair

Botanical Art Fair

Saturday 20th July - Sunday 21st July | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for our newest Fair at Sussex Prairies this summer - Our Botanical Art Fair -Original Art, Prints, Textile Art and 3D from the wealth of creative talent in Sussex.

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Rock Choir singing at Sussex Prairies

Rock Choir singing at Sussex Prairies

Sunday 21st July | 2:00pm - 2:30pm

are you ready to ROCK with the Rock Choir at Sussex Prairies ? .. pay to come into the garden and the rock choir will be here to sing to you ! get ready for those classic songs we all love and some new ones besides !

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Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Wednesday 24th July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join Emily in the garden where she will demonstrate techniques centered around her own watercolour practise and references to other watercolour artists that share a love of painting outside in a variety of ways. Each session will have a demonstration of application and approaches to the medium. The day will build on confidence to enjoy the medium beyond this course.

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Willow Craft – Garden Decor with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Craft – Garden Decor with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 25th July | 10:00am - 3:30pm

Working with Willow is both a relaxing and mindful activity. Join Lorraine for a morning Willow Craft Workshop and take home a lovely sculpture for your garden:

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Coiling with Raffia with Emily Chilvers

Coiling with Raffia with Emily Chilvers

Thursday 25th July | 10:00am - 1:00pm

Immerse yourself in the calm and rhythmical technique of coiling, an ancient and versatile technique that is used worldwide with the materials adapting to the native area.

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Poems and Stories on Foot- immersive experience & book signing

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Poems and Stories on Foot- immersive experience & book signing

Sunday 28th July | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join authors Claire Booker, Annemarie Cooper, Katie Margaret Hall, Marcus Smith and Jane McLaughlin, and editor Cherry Potts for a walk around the gardens and farm, illustrated with poems and stories from Claire’s poetry collection A Pocketful of Chalk, inspired by the South Downs, and Byways, an anthology of poems and stories about places you can only reach on foot, which takes its inspiration from urban and rural walks further afield.

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Chromatic Ink and Bleach workshop with Claire Fearon

Chromatic Ink and Bleach workshop with Claire Fearon

Wednesday 31st July | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Discover the magic of working with fountain pen inks and bleach. Suitable for students of all abilities, this workshop gives you all the necessary techniques and top tips to allow you to create unique and fascinating artwork using these diverse art mediums.

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August 2024

From Haiku to Haibun: The Japanese Way of Nature Writing  with Mel Parks

From Haiku to Haibun: The Japanese Way of Nature Writing with Mel Parks

Thursday 1st August | 10:00am - 1:30pm

A creative writing workshop based in nature, making the most of the peaceful environment at Sussex Prairie Garden. We will take a gentle stroll through the garden guided by me (Mel Parks), pausing now and then to write and quietly notice the surroundings with all of our senses.

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Growing a Herbal Tea Garden with Lin

Growing a Herbal Tea Garden with Lin

Friday 2nd August | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Join us at the Sussex Prairies Herb Hub ! Take time out to enjoy both a learning and sensory experience. Enjoy delving into a little bit of fun history and age old use of herbs.

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Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Friday 2nd August - Saturday 31st August | 12:00pm - 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. And Nepal Alex’s curry “Dhaba” will be serving delicious authentic curries

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MYSTICAL FUN AT THE PRAIRIES – ORACLE CARD WORKSHOP -with Claire Fearon

MYSTICAL FUN AT THE PRAIRIES – ORACLE CARD WORKSHOP -with Claire Fearon

Saturday 3rd August | 9:00am - 12:00pm

Are you looking for direction, insight into a situation you're facing, or simply want to explore your spiritual self with like-minded souls? Find guidance, direction, and much more at my upcoming Oracle Card Workshop on August 3rd.

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Bushcraft Knife Skills & Whittling with The Linden Outdoorsman

Bushcraft Knife Skills & Whittling with The Linden Outdoorsman

Saturday 3rd August | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Join Tim the Linden Outdoorsman for a full day of Bushcraft knife skills and whittling located in the Sussex Prairie Garden secret woodland

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Yoga Workshop with Marie Page

Yoga Workshop with Marie Page

Sunday 4th August | 9:30am - 12:00pm

An accessible and friendly 2.5 hour class designed toExplore gentle heath based mobilisation, stretching,strength, balance & breath work.

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Botanical Clay Printing – Vase with Emily Chilvers

Botanical Clay Printing – Vase with Emily Chilvers

Sunday 4th August | 10:00am - 1:00pm

The soft, tactile quality of clay is the perfect material for capturing the beauty of nature. In this workshop you will use foraged materials to explore surface pattern and colour and produce a handmade vase.

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The Garden in Mixed Media with Clare Buckle

The Garden in Mixed Media with Clare Buckle

Wednesday 7th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Build layers of colour and texture using mixed media in this new workshop at Sussex Prairie Garden. Discover which materials combine to create beautiful and expressive effects.

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Fabric Weave the Landscape with Esther Collins

Fabric Weave the Landscape with Esther Collins

Thursday 8th August | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Learn the wonderful art of fabric weaving! Inspired by the colours and landscape of the Sussex Prairies, I will show you how to use scraps of fabric to make a beautiful woven background, also incorporating printed papers as well as textiles.

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Batik Worshop with Susan d’Souza

Batik Worshop with Susan d’Souza

Friday 9th August - Saturday 10th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Natural forms from the garden or your own images can form design inspiration to create pattern and design ideas. You will produce a range of samples for sketchbooks, artwork or as test pieces for day 2 if you take the full course.

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Block Printing with Bazaar

Block Printing with Bazaar

Friday 9th August - Sunday 11th August | 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to huge popularity Bazaar's free block printing workshop will run for three days. Please feel free to bring your own white or pale coloured tea shirt or tea towel to print.

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Morris Dancing with Sompting Village Ladies Group

Morris Dancing with Sompting Village Ladies Group

Saturday 10th August | 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Sompting Village Morris is a local group, performing traditional English Morris dancers within the Sussex area.The Ladies Group will be showing their moves at Sussex Prairies this summer !

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Rag Rugs, a Heritage Craft- with Debbie Siniska

Rag Rugs, a Heritage Craft- with Debbie Siniska

Sunday 11th August | 9:00am - 2:00pm

This age old thrift craft has survived the test of time, and is still relevant today. Come and learn to use old fashioned hand tools and techniques to create a hooky or proggy piece of textile art, as a little cushion or seat mat

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Practical Magic -Herbal and Aromatherapy Wellbeing Workshop with Nalini

Practical Magic -Herbal and Aromatherapy Wellbeing Workshop with Nalini

Wednesday 14th August | 10:30am - 1:30pm

Practical Magic -Herbal and Aromatherapy Wellbeing Workshop Making natural products for face and body Out in your back garden, or the local hedgerows, you will be amazed at the array of common plants and herbs that you can use to make you look and feel better!

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Talk By Jo Hall of Bazaar- Mud Mirrors & Threads

Talk By Jo Hall of Bazaar- Mud Mirrors & Threads

Thursday 15th August | 12:10am - 1:10pm

Come and hear Jo Hall of Bazaar talk about her wonderful experiences in India and her love of textiles

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Natural Fabric Dye for Beginners 2 days with Amanda Duke

Natural Fabric Dye for Beginners 2 days with Amanda Duke

Thursday 15th August - Friday 16th August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Explore the breadth and variation of colour that can be extracted from local plants using traditional techniques to dye fabric samples.

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Hat Painting Workshop with Clair McKinney- Williams

Hat Painting Workshop with Clair McKinney- Williams

Saturday 17th August | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Fancy a lovely relaxing morning/afternoon being creative whilst surrounded by beautiful gardens? 

Join Clair from What’s Up Birdie? to learn the South American tradition of how to paint a hat! Clair who was trained as a milliner by Philip Treacy and designed shoes for Irregular Choice will show you how to paint a beautiful unique straw hat ready to wear all summer! 

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Bazaar Garden Party

Bazaar Garden Party

Saturday 17th August | 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Come and join us for an evening of traditional Indian music and dance! ​

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Growing a Herbal Tea Garden with Lin

Growing a Herbal Tea Garden with Lin

Sunday 18th August | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Join us at the Sussex Prairies Herb Hub ! Take time out to enjoy both a learning and sensory experience. Enjoy delving into a little bit of fun history and age old use of herbs.

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Ecoprint on Paper with Amanda Duke

Ecoprint on Paper with Amanda Duke

Wednesday 21st August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

You will be shown a fascinating way to transfer leaf forms to paper, making 15-20 Ecoprints. Local and familiar flowers and leaves will be used to make 15 – 20 contact prints revealing colour, texture, and pattern to your papers.

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Talk by Jo Hall of Bazaar – Women & India, Travels, Textiles & Tribulations

Talk by Jo Hall of Bazaar – Women & India, Travels, Textiles & Tribulations

Thursday 22nd August | 12:10am - 1:10pm

Talk by Jo Hall of Bazaar - Women & India, Travels , Textiles & Tribulations While the Indian Bazaar is here displayed in our Sussex Prairie garden it is an ideal opportunity to hear Jo Hall of Bazaar tell her engaging stories and show precious examples of her textile collection. Get hands on with India in Sussex !

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Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Helen Wallace

Modern Calligraphy Workshop with Helen Wallace

Thursday 22nd August | 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a relaxing morning learning the art of Calligraphy using traditional dip pen and ink. You will be introduced to everything from mark making, letter formation and numbers, whilst building your own unique hand lettering style.

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Willow Bread Basket or Large Platter with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Bread Basket or Large Platter with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 22nd August | 10:00am - 4:30pm

In this workshop you will learn how to make the woven Willow base using a pairing weave, this can be a large base if making a platter and different colours of Willow can be used to make an attractive design

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Learn to Crochet a Granny Square with Debbie Jarvis

Learn to Crochet a Granny Square with Debbie Jarvis

Friday 23rd August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

With the guidance of your experienced tutor, you'll be led through each step of the process, and you can take home your granny square, pattern and your new crochet kit so that you can carry on making these at home after the workshop.

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The Enchanted Vessel: A Spell Jar Workshop For Manifestation & Transformation with Claire Fearon

The Enchanted Vessel: A Spell Jar Workshop For Manifestation & Transformation with Claire Fearon

Saturday 24th August | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Join me for an enriching workshop designed to bring abundance and transformation into your life. This isn't just about filling jars; it's about contemplating each item’s meaning and setting powerful intentions. Through mindful selection and gratitude, you’ll create a personalized jar to manifest your desires.

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Music with the Silver Strings Band

Music with the Silver Strings Band

Saturday 24th August | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

We are delighted to be welcoming Silver Strings back to Sussex Prairies for an afternoon of fun and musical cheer.

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Cane Basketweaving with Emily Chilvers

Cane Basketweaving with Emily Chilvers

Sunday 25th August | 10:00am - 1:00pm

A first time at Sussex Prairies for this workshop, ideal for anyone wanting to learn how to make a traditional English stake and strand basket.

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Doodles to Illustration with Lucy Dean

Doodles to Illustration with Lucy Dean

Wednesday 28th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

The workshop will have a nature inspired theme and will draw on the fabulous plants and insects that you can find at the gardens. We will use traditional doodling techniques and materials initially but then evolve these further into images with intent by using different materials that elevate the doodles into designs.

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CELESTIAL SELF: INTUITIVE HEADS PAINTING WORKSHOP with Claire Fearon

CELESTIAL SELF: INTUITIVE HEADS PAINTING WORKSHOP with Claire Fearon

Thursday 29th August | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Come and enjoy a day of magical creativity and fun. Dive into a playful adventure that blends intuition with the joy of painting. Here, you'll paint fast and free, creating a series of many head paintings using mixed media, paint, and collage.

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Create in Beauty -Creative Writing & Nature Drawing  with Ann O’Keife

Create in Beauty -Creative Writing & Nature Drawing with Ann O’Keife

Friday 30th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come be inspired by the beauty and diversity of Sussex Prairies gardens, and delight your senses. In this workshop we will experience guided meditation, creative writing exercises that encourage flow writing, plus art materials provided to capture natural beauty.

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Big Brave Drawing with Rob Le Grice

Big Brave Drawing with Rob Le Grice

Saturday 31st August | 9:00am - 1:30pm

To capture the sculptural qualities of the gardens in large scale drawings. What will we be doing? We’ll start with a guided exploration of the garden, identifying and sketching the natural and man-made sculptural forms. We’ll return to the studio to explore the materials and techniques needed to make big, brave drawings.

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Willow Botanical Sphere with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Botanical Sphere with Hedges & Hurdles

Saturday 31st August | 10:00am - 3:00pm

Combining natural materials with carefully selected plants to produce beautiful art pieces for you to enjoy or gift to others! Firstly, you will make a Sphere/Ball using brown Willow. You will learn how to use a free weaving technique to build up the layers of the sphere, ready for planting up.

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Willow Cone Planter with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Cone Planter with Hedges & Hurdles

Saturday 31st August | 10:00am - 1:00pm

Using a selection of Willow you will weave a cone using a tabletop jig. Once complete, you can either create a handle for hanging or secure a wooden pole to allow you to push the finished cone into the ground so it is free-standing. The cone is then planted with a selection of succulents or seasonal plants provided.

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September 2024

Late Summer Plant Fair

Late Summer Plant Fair

Sunday 1st September | 12:00pm - 5:00pm

It’s the plant fair of the year . Expect amazing plant specialist nurseries to wow you with their plants curated by the dynamic Plant Fairs Roadshow. You can pay for your ticket on the gate

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Ecoprint on Paper with Amanda Duke

Ecoprint on Paper with Amanda Duke

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

You will be shown a fascinating way to transfer leaf forms to paper, making 15-20 Ecoprints. Local and familiar flowers and leaves will be used to make 15 – 20 contact prints revealing colour, texture, and pattern to your papers.

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Ecoprint on Paper with Amanda Duke

Ecoprint on Paper with Amanda Duke

Thursday 5th September | 9:15am - 2:00pm

You will be shown a fascinating way to transfer leaf forms to paper, making 15-20 Ecoprints. Local and familiar flowers and leaves will be used to make 15 – 20 contact prints revealing colour, texture, and pattern to your papers. You will learn the process of layering plants, applying mordants, clamping papers together, simmering your bundles in a pot and revealing your magical outcomes.

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Willow Sculpture – Goose/Duck/Hen/Pheasant with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Sculpture – Goose/Duck/Hen/Pheasant with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 5th September | 10:30am - 4:30pm

Join Lorraine for a full-day Willow Sculpture workshop and make your own Willow Duck, Goose, Hen or Pheasant you can be proud of.

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Willow Sculpture – Goose/Duck/Hen/Pheasant with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Sculpture – Goose/Duck/Hen/Pheasant with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 5th September | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Join Lorraine for a full-day Willow Sculpture workshop and make your own Willow Duck, Goose, Hen or Pheasant you can be proud of. We will start our workshop by looking at photos of the bird we will be sculpting with Willow focusing on their shape and form to inspire the design of our sculptures. You will learn to weave your sculpture using a random weaving technique.

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Creative Visible Mending  with Amanda Duke

Creative Visible Mending with Amanda Duke

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

Extend the lifespan of your knitwear and other garments by developing your own mending style with colourful stitches and patches.

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Woodland Roundhouse Build with The Linden Outdoorsman

Woodland Roundhouse Build with The Linden Outdoorsman

Saturday 7th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join the London Outdoorsman in building a small primitive round house in the woods next to the prairie garden.

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National Garden Scheme – Garden open for Charity

National Garden Scheme – Garden open for Charity

Sunday 8th September | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Visit our prairie at the best time to see the big grasses in full flower backed up by a spectacular show of autumn flowering perennials !

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Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Wednesday 11th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join Emily in the garden where she will demonstrate techniques centered around her own watercolour practise and references to other watercolour artists that share a love of painting outside in a variety of ways. Each session will have a demonstration of application and approaches to the medium. The day will build on confidence to enjoy the medium beyond this course.

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Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Thursday 12th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join Emily in the garden where she will demonstrate techniques centered around her own watercolour practise and references to other watercolour artists that share a love of painting outside in a variety of ways. Each session will have a demonstration of application and approaches to the medium. The day will build on confidence to enjoy the medium beyond this course.

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How to Create a Wildlife Pond – large or small – Talk by Juliet Sargeant

How to Create a Wildlife Pond – large or small – Talk by Juliet Sargeant

Friday 13th September | 10:30am - 12:00pm

A wildlife pond will bring life, sound movement and wonder to your garden. In this talk Juliet will take you through the design and build of several of her projects. She will outline best practice, practical tips and inspirational design ideas for creating your own successful garden pond.

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Re-Wild’ your Garden (How to plant and garden for wildlife),Talk by Juliet Sargeant

Re-Wild’ your Garden (How to plant and garden for wildlife),Talk by Juliet Sargeant

Friday 13th September | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Whatever the size of your garden, there is loads that you can do to support nature and wildlife, without compromising on the look and comfort of your outdoor space

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Beautiful & Useful Craft Fair

Beautiful & Useful Craft Fair

Saturday 14th September - Sunday 15th September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Meet and buy from some of Britain’s best designer-makers at this carefully curated boutique fair. Work on offer includes an exciting, inspiring mix of ceramics, wood, textiles, jewellery and more.

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Rock Choir Singing at Sussex Prairies

Rock Choir Singing at Sussex Prairies

Saturday 14th September | 2:00pm - 2:30pm

are you ready to ROCK with the Rock Choir at Sussex Prairies ? .. pay to come into the garden and the rock choir will be here to sing to you ! get ready for those classic songs we all love and some new ones besides !

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Colour, Texture, Abstraction In The Garden 5 day Drawing and Painting Retreat with Katie Sollohub

Colour, Texture, Abstraction In The Garden 5 day Drawing and Painting Retreat with Katie Sollohub

Wednesday 18th September - Sunday 22nd September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the gardens at their best. Spend two days making large drawings, and 3 days painting, looking for structure, colour and texture, listening to the sounds. You will be guided through specific exercises using rhythm and repetition, aimed at easing you into abstract painting by building up layers of colour, evocative of the multitude of textures and sounds of the garden.

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Planting a Prairie Garden large or small with Juliet Sargeant

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Planting a Prairie Garden large or small with Juliet Sargeant

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

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.

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Handmade Natural Art Brushes and Gestural Markmaking  with Amanda Duke

Handmade Natural Art Brushes and Gestural Markmaking with Amanda Duke

Thursday 26th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Using numerous Prairie Garden plants you will make at least 4 Handmade Art Brushes, more if you are a fast worker. There will also be readymade natural plant brushes available for you to use and take home, expanding your self-made collection. This is a compelling activity using naturally available materials to make unusual, unexpected, and exciting mark making tools and brushes.

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Playful Paper Pots  with Amanda Duke

Playful Paper Pots with Amanda Duke

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

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.

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Inky Frottage Sketchbooks with Emma Taylor

Inky Frottage Sketchbooks with Emma Taylor

Saturday 28th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Observational and expessive drawing with ink, markmaking with homemade ink nibs and sticks, frottage with rollers and oil pastels resist, stencilling shadows with gathered grasses.

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Learn the basics of Prairie plant propagation by Division with Nick Bielby , Assistant Head Gardener

Learn the basics of Prairie plant propagation by Division with Nick Bielby , Assistant Head Gardener

Sunday 29th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join us in our beautiful Sussex Prairie garden for a course learning the basics of Prairie Plant Propagation- we will show you how to make plants for free!

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October 2024

Autumn Colour in Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Autumn Colour in Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Wednesday 2nd October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Soft pastel is the perfect medium for celebrating the fabulous colour and plantings of Sussex Prairie Garden in Autumn. In this workshop we will explore experimental techniques such as underpainting, and expressive mark-making and colour palettes, to create images with impact and atmosphere.

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Make a Naturally Inspired Textile Vessel with Esther Collins

Make a Naturally Inspired Textile Vessel with Esther Collins

Thursday 3rd October - Friday 4th October | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Join me on this fabulous two-day workshop to make a beautiful and unusual mixed media, hand stitched fabric vessel.

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Willow Sculpture – Baby Deer/Fawn Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Sculpture – Baby Deer/Fawn Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

Friday 4th October | 10:00am - 4:30pm

Working with Willow is a relaxing and mindful experience, especially when undertaken at such a picturesque location. In this one-day workshop, you will learn various random weaving, sewing, and binding techniques used to create your very own sculpture. a life-size baby Deer (Fawn) you can be proud of.

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3D feltmaking, make a hat or strap bag with Debbie Siniska

3D feltmaking, make a hat or strap bag with Debbie Siniska

Saturday 5th October | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Learn to colour blend and lay out your fleece fibres, and work around a simple forma, to make your gorgeous felted hat, or strap bag.

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Woodland Round House Build with Linden Outdoorsman

Woodland Round House Build with Linden Outdoorsman

Saturday 5th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join the London Outdoorsman in building a small primitive round house in the woods next to the prairie garden.

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Lino Printmaking with Gelliprint and chin colle  With Emma Taylor

Lino Printmaking with Gelliprint and chin colle With Emma Taylor

Sunday 6th October | 9:30am - 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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Final Hands On Gardening Course with Jenny Samuels

Final Hands On Gardening Course with Jenny Samuels

Wednesday 9th October | 9:30am - 3:00pm

A rare opportunity to learn practical gardening, through the seasons with a professional horticulturalist. Learn by doing and garden through the seasons with professional gardener, Jenny Samuels.

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Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

Explore Watercolour with Emily Jolley

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

Join Emily in the garden where she will demonstrate techniques centered around her own watercolour practise and references to other watercolour artists that share a love of painting outside in a variety of ways. Each session will have a demonstration of application and approaches to the medium. The day will build on confidence to enjoy the medium beyond this course.

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Abstract Painting Workshop with Claire Fearon

Abstract Painting Workshop with Claire Fearon

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

Discover the joy of abstract painting in this morning workshop, perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike. Unleash your creativity and gain the confidence to paint freely and boldly.

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Dig Deeper Into Bulbs with Jenny Samuels

Dig Deeper Into Bulbs with Jenny Samuels

Friday 11th October | 9:30am - 2:30pm

Join seasoned gardener, ‘Jenny-The-Pro', from The Sussex Garden School, for a hands-on day of bulb discovery. Jenny will be at the beautiful Sussex Prairie Gardens, where she will start by talking you through a general explanation of bulbs and how to choose the best bulbs for your garden soil and source good value, healthy supplies.

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Autumn Leaves: Experimental Appliqué and Hand Embroidery with Esther Collins

Autumn Leaves: Experimental Appliqué and Hand Embroidery with Esther Collins

Saturday 12th October | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Study the shapes, outlines and patterns of leaves and their markings to cut out and create appliquéd shapes, which we will combine together to make an unusual hand-embroidered piece on a felt background.

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Tetra Pak Intaglio with chine colle and colour gelliprinting  with Emma Taylor

Tetra Pak Intaglio with chine colle and colour gelliprinting with Emma Taylor

Sunday 13th October | 9:30am - 2:00pm

We will be exploring Tetra Pak intaglio printing by working into food packaging to create layers with a drypoint tool. This will introduce you to the idea of producing detailed lines and textures in the soft surface before running them through the press.

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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
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