Sussex Prairies is now Open for our 2022 season. We are open five days a week , Wednesdays until Sundays , 12 noon until 5pm (except on Special event days )until 16th October 2022. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays *(we shall be open on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2022) . There is NO NEED TO BOOK TO COME TO SUSSEX PRAIRIES ! The Indian Summer Bazaar are now joining us in the garden from Friday 5th August until 4th September - a rare chance savour a slice of India in Sussex !

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Events & Courses

We have lots of fascinating and fun Workshops and Events for 2022 ! make your 2022 a year of making creative memories !

August 2022

Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Bazaar Indian Summer Market

Friday 5th August - Sunday 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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Coro Nuovo Voices Sing at Sussex Prairies

Coro Nuovo Voices Sing at Sussex Prairies

Saturday 13th August | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Coro Nuovo Voices will perform in the garden with their accompanist Andrew Storey, The repertoire will be largely solo songs from the shows, opera numbers and so on. There may be some duets and trios also. Perfect for a summer afternoon.

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Coastline Harmony Sing at Sussex Prairies

Coastline Harmony Sing at Sussex Prairies

Sunday 14th August | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Fun, friendship and four part harmony. Coastline Harmony is a women’s a capella group who perform in Sussex and beyond from music festivals to charity shows.

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Music Bus at Sussex Prairies

Music Bus at Sussex Prairies

Wednesday 24th August | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Music Bus at Sussex Prairies.   Singing, percussion instruments, dancing, action songs, puppets, parachute fun, and much more.   For 0 – 6 years. Grandparents welcome!  

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Music Bus at Sussex Prairies

Music Bus at Sussex Prairies

Thursday 25th August | 11:00am - 2:00pm

Music Bus at Sussex Prairies.   Singing, percussion instruments, dancing, action songs, puppets, parachute fun, and much more.   For 0 – 6 years. Grandparents welcome!  

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September 2022

Late Summer Plant Fair

Late Summer Plant Fair

Sunday 4th 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 .

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Basketweaving: Coiling with raffia with Emily Chilvers

Basketweaving: Coiling with raffia with Emily Chilvers

Wednesday 7th September | 10:00am - 1:00pm

Basketweaving is an ancient craft that incorporates many materials and weaving styles. It is a calming, social and meditative process. This workshop will give you an introduction into the coiled technique

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Two day Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Two day Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Thursday 8th September - Friday 9th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

This course is for anyone who wants to free up and explore watercolours in their practise. You will be shown and guided through a variety of techniques used in watercolour that are traditional and introduced to ways to connect with the environment around us.

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Repeat Pattern Lino Printmaking with a twist of Gelliprint  with Emma Taylor

Repeat Pattern Lino Printmaking with a twist of Gelliprint  with Emma Taylor

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

We will be looking at the art of repeat pattern and how to plan lino motifs which can be printed into extensive sheets.

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National Garden Scheme – Garden open for Charity

National Garden Scheme – Garden open for Charity

Sunday 11th September | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

We are delighted to be opening for the National garden Scheme gardens open for charity again.

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The Autumn Garden – 2 day masterclass  with Anne Kelly

The Autumn Garden – 2 day masterclass with Anne Kelly

Thursday 15th September - Friday 16th September | 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly for a new masterclass designed especially for Sussex Prairies Garden. You will have the option of making a small wall hanging or a folding book form in the two-day workshop.

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Botanical & Willow Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

Botanical & Willow Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 15th September | 10:25am - 4:00pm

We are excited to bring you further, mindful and creative botanical workshops with a twist! Combining natural materials with carefully selected plants to produce beautiful art pieces for you to enjoy or gift to others!

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Beautiful & Useful Fair

Beautiful & Useful Fair

Saturday 17th September - Sunday 18th September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

See and buy from some of Britain’s best designer-makers at this carefully curated boutique fair over this weekend . Work on offer includes an exciting, inspiring mix of ceramics, wood, textiles, metalwork and more. Delicious refreshments will also be available.All set in a beautiful Prairie Garden .Music will be there to enjoy from the Brass Fusion Quintet On Sunday 18th September .Not everyone may have card payment facilities so do please bring a mixture of cash or card options to pay for your purchases.

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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 21st September | 9:30am - 2:30pm

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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Dried Flower Wreath Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

Dried Flower Wreath Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

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

Join Renee, Lorraine and Debbie in making a beautiful seasonal wreath. We use Willow coppiced locally to weave your wreath base and you will then learn various techniques to dress your wreath with dried grasses and seed heads foraged from Sussex Prairies plus dried flowers and foliage using colours to match the season.

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Willow Craft Workshop – Garden Decor with Hedges and Hurdles

Willow Craft Workshop – Garden Decor with Hedges and Hurdles

Friday 23rd September | 10:25am - 4:00pm

Join Lorraine and Debbie for a half-day or full-day, outdoor workshop and learn to weave with Willow to create an art piece, a Sculpture you can be proud of!

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Learn about Healing Herbs & Make your own products with Nalini

Learn about Healing Herbs & Make your own products with Nalini

Friday 23rd 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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Willow Craft Workshop – For the Birds – with Hedges & Hurdles

Willow Craft Workshop – For the Birds – with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 29th September | 10:25am - 4:00pm

Join Lorraine and Debbie for a half-day or full-day, outdoor workshop and learn to weave with Willow to create an art piece, a Sculpture you can be proud off!

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October 2022

Knitting with Plastic with Amanda Rosenstein Davidson

Knitting with Plastic with Amanda Rosenstein Davidson

Wednesday 5th October

The ultimate eco-friendly project, you will certainly be hooked making these fun and funky bags knitted with plastic carrier bags.

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Drypoint and Mono Printing with Sarah Cliff

Drypoint and Mono Printing with Sarah Cliff

Thursday 6th October | 10:00am - 1:30pm

Using materials from the garden or your own ideas, you will create designs on printing plates, experiment with colour, stencils and texture, and use a printing press to imprint your images onto paper

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Dried Flower Wreath with Hedges & Hurdles

Dried Flower Wreath with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 6th October | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Join Renee, Lorraine and Debbie in making a beautiful seasonal wreath. We use Willow coppiced locally to weave your wreath base and you will then learn various techniques to dress your wreath with dried grasses and seed heads foraged from Sussex Prairies plus dried flowers and foliage using colours to match the season.

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Basketry for beginners – with Sussex basketmaker, Christiane Gunzi

Basketry for beginners – with Sussex basketmaker, Christiane Gunzi

Friday 7th October | 9:30am - 1:30pm

Suitable for complete beginners, this workshop explores two projects using natural English willow. In the morning you’ll learn to weave a simple woven platter, and a bird feeder, using two traditional weaves, then add a track border and a handle to your work

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Phototransfer, gelliprinting and magazine transfer with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer, gelliprinting and magazine transfer with Emma Taylor

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

We will experience the chaotic 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 and textures of the garden

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Inky Structures (natural and architectural)with Emma Taylor

Inky Structures (natural and architectural)with Emma Taylor

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

We will start by creating a zine sketchbook as a starter to explore the media for the day from a single sheet of paper.  We will then explore architectural structures and buildings to create a large mixed media piece using inks and fine layers of collage as a background. Textures and markmaking will be built up with sponging, brush and card to produce layered, patterned and textured surfaces. Frottage and texture collection from the garden will fuel our mixed media approach.

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Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

Mini Wattle Hurdle Workshop with Hedges & Hurdles

Sunday 9th October | 10:30am - 3:30pm

Join Lorraine and Paul for our Mini-Wattle Hurdle Workshop and learn the traditional weaving technique and skills used to create hurdles of all sizes!

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Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Wednesday 12th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

This course is open to anyone who wants to learn more about soft pastels, and find expressive ways to work with them. We will explore soft pastel techniques, and use experimental ways to develop a personal and creative response to the garden.

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Photographing the Bigger Picture of the Garden with Clive Boursnell

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Photographing the Bigger Picture of the Garden with Clive Boursnell

Friday 14th October - Saturday 15th October | 9:00am - 5:00pm

Photographing the Bigger Picture of the Garden

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Printing with Plants with Hilary Phillips

Printing with Plants with Hilary Phillips

Sunday 16th October | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join Hilary Phillips of Moth Studio Textiles in a relaxing workshop of Creative transfer printing, using foliage & natural forms.

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Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116),
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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
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