We are open six afternoons a week ,1pm until 5pm , closed Tuesdays until 11th October 2020 - No Need to Book ! Dogs always welcome .From 7th August until 3rd September we will open at 1130am for the BREEZY BAZAAR . FIND OUT MORE

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Events & Courses

We have lots of fascinating and fun Workshops and Events for 2020 ! make your 2020 a creative one !

August 2020

Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Watercolour workshop with Emily Jolley

Wednesday 5th August | 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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CANCELLED -Fabric Collage and Stitch with Amanda Duke

CANCELLED -Fabric Collage and Stitch with Amanda Duke

Thursday 6th August | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Learn about the visual elements and make 3 or 4 cohesive abstract fabric arrangements ready for stitch

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Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers with Hedges & Hurdles

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers with Hedges & Hurdles

Thursday 6th August | 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Bazaar Breezy Summer Market

Bazaar Breezy Summer Market

Friday 7th August - Thursday 3rd September | 11:30am - 5:00pm

A gloriously extended event in spread out 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. Sadly we shall not be having the craft and blockprinting tent this year . Alex’s curry “Dhaba” will be serving delicious authentic curries for lunch. You will need to book online at Bazaar for a specific date for lunch . book here -https://www.bazaarshop.co.uk/bookings-checkout/alex-s-thali-curry-s

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Garden of Musical Delights Picnic with Taylor Maid

Garden of Musical Delights Picnic with Taylor Maid

Saturday 8th August | 5:30pm - 9:30pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT ! NEW DATE ADDED SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST - FOR A WONDERFUL REPEAT PERFORMANCE! The band Taylor Maid band will join us to celebrate a Summer Prairie Garden with a mixture of vintage swing,latin,popular jazz and lively fiddle jigs and reels and lots,lots more !

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Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Monday 10th August | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Pastel is a fabulous medium for working with expressive colour in a spontaneous and creative way. In this workshop, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Sussex Prairie Gardens, we will explore techniques for creating rich layers of colour.

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Botanical Stitch Day 1 With Amanda Duke & Emma Taylor

Botanical Stitch Day 1 With Amanda Duke & Emma Taylor

Wednesday 12th August | 9:30am - 5:30pm

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to collect some plant materials, make an arrangement and create a design to transfer to fabric. After considering your choice of colour you can embellish using simple running stitches or you can learn about some more complex embroidery stitches.

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Stitching Plant surfaces and objects with Susan D’Souza

Stitching Plant surfaces and objects with Susan D’Souza

Saturday 15th August | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Pieces and fragments gathered from the garden will provide the starting point for hand stitched work to create unique and personal surfaces and objects that can be dried or photographed to record this memorable and relaxing activity. 

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Practical Magic herbs & product making workshop with Nalini

Practical Magic herbs & product making workshop with Nalini

Sunday 16th August | 10:30am - 2:00pm

On this inspirational workshop, Nalini will guide you on a morning of creativity, nature and healing and teach you some ‘Practical Magic’ to take home with you. From gathering herbs and making products, to meditative moments and peacefulness, this workshop will appeal to both the practical and the mystical – open to everyone who would love to know more about healing herbs, wild plants, aromatherapy and natural remedies.

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Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers

Dragonfly & Dreamcatchers

Thursday 20th August | 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Planting a Prairie Garden -large or small with Juliet Sargeant

Planting a Prairie Garden -large or small with Juliet Sargeant

Thursday 20th August | 10:30am - 3:30pm

Prairie gardens like Sussex Prairie are stunningly seductive, but can it be done on a smaller scale? And how would you do it anyway? Juliet will introduce you to the stalwarts of a successful prairie garden and explain the design tips for this unique style of garden.

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Garden of Musical Delights Picnic with Taylor Maid

Garden of Musical Delights Picnic with Taylor Maid

Saturday 22nd August

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT ! SORRY ! The band Taylor Maid band will join us to celebrate a Summer Prairie Garden with a mixture of vintage swing, latin, popular jazz and lively fiddle jigs and reels and lots,lots more !

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September 2020

Making A Space to ‘Grow-Your-Own’ with Juliet Sargeant

Making A Space to ‘Grow-Your-Own’ with Juliet Sargeant

Thursday 3rd September | 10:30am - 3:30pm

Making A Space to ‘Grow-Your-Own’ Plan your new ‘foodie spot’ to grow your own vegetables. Whether your garden is large or small, there is always room for a few edibles.

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Drawing with Plants with Anne Kelly

Drawing with Plants with Anne Kelly

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

Plants and botanical drawings can be a rich source of inspiration for textile artists and embroiderers. Using seasonal plants as source material , we will produce a small book form with lamination, collage , stitch and colour.

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Open Air Gong Sound Meditation

Open Air Gong Sound Meditation

Saturday 5th September | 10:00am - 12:30am

3 gong players coming together with their 21 gongs for a 2 hour outdoor relaxation  in the beautiful Sussex Prairie Garden

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Unusual Plant and Garden Fair

Unusual Plant and Garden Fair

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

It's THE plant Fair event in the South East to come to ! Be wowed by specialist plant nurseries , artisans and and makers - all in the name of plants and gardens ! Refreshments will be provided by the Wheatsheaf Pub and Bazaar as well as delicious homemade cakes in teashops 1 and 2 !

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Acrylic and Mixed Media with Clare Buckle

Acrylic and Mixed Media with Clare Buckle

Monday 7th September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Be inspired by the beautiful Sussex Prairie Garden to explore creative ways to work with acrylic and mixed media, including collage, print and crayons. We will look at versatile ways to layer acrylic with other media to creative texture, bold expressive colour with creative mark-making.

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CANCELLED -Natural Dye & Ecoprint – Day 1- with Amanda Duke

CANCELLED -Natural Dye & Ecoprint – Day 1- with Amanda Duke

Thursday 10th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Natural Dyeing-an introduction: Natural dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates or minerals.

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CANCELLED – Natural Dye & Ecoprint- Day 2 – with Amanda Duke

CANCELLED – Natural Dye & Ecoprint- Day 2 – with Amanda Duke

Friday 11th September | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Natural Dyeing-an introduction: Natural dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates or minerals

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Nia – musical movement play shop with Erica Gee

Nia – musical movement play shop with Erica Gee

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

Erica Gee, Licensed Nia teacher, invites you to a musical movement playshop!

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Phototransfer on Gelliprints with Emma Taylor

Phototransfer on Gelliprints with Emma Taylor

Saturday 12th September | 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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National Garden Scheme – Garden open for Charity

photograph by Marianne Majerus

National Garden Scheme – Garden open for Charity

Sunday 13th September | 11:00am - 5:00pm

Our opening for the National Garden Scheme and our supported charity this year Aegean Solidarity Network .

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Two Day Watercolour Workshop with Emily Jolley

Two Day Watercolour Workshop with Emily Jolley

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

This course is for anyone who has wanted 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 some introduced to ways to connect with the environment around us.

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Botanical Workshop with Hedges and Hurdles

Botanical Workshop with Hedges and Hurdles

Thursday 17th September | 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Painting on Silk with artist Hilary Simon

Painting on Silk with artist Hilary Simon

Friday 18th September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

This course in painting on silk, offers the opportunity to explore several techniques which can be applied to silk to create exciting effects – using gutta gum as a resist line, to draw the image, and the use of dyes, in building the layers.

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Paper cloth, prints & plants with Hilary Phillips

Paper cloth, prints & plants with Hilary Phillips

Saturday 19th September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Join Hilary Phillips of Moth Studio Textiles in a r relaxing workshop of Creative transfer printing, mixed media with fabric layering & free machine embroidery.

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Painting on Silk with Artist Hilary Simon

Painting on Silk with Artist Hilary Simon

Friday 25th September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

This course in painting on silk, offers the opportunity to explore several techniques which can be applied to silk to create exciting effects – using gutta gum as a resist line, to draw the image, and the use of dyes, in building the layers.

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Paper cloth, prints & plants with Hilary Phillips

Paper cloth, prints & plants with Hilary Phillips

Saturday 26th September | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Join Hilary Phillips of Moth Studio Textiles in a r relaxing workshop of Creative transfer printing, mixed media with fabric layering & free machine embroidery.

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Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Collage for the Soul with Emma Taylor

Sunday 27th September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Collage can be used as a form of self expression to explore hopes and dreams and create visual memoirs. In this workshop we will be using mixed media to create a collage (or two!) ready to be framed which will develop from a personal theme.

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Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Expressive Soft Pastels with Clare Buckle

Monday 28th September | 9:00am - 1:00pm

Pastel is a fabulous medium for working with expressive colour in a spontaneous and creative way. In this workshop, inspired by the beautiful surroundings of Sussex Prairie Gardens, we will explore techniques for creating rich layers of colour

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Sketchbooks into paintings with Katie Sollohub

Sketchbooks into paintings with Katie Sollohub

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

Combining 2 hugely popular courses into one intensive five day course. Working in situ, in this amazing and beautiful garden, you will spend 2 days working directly into sketchbooks, followed by 3 days painting. Daily meditation and breathing exercises in this idyllic garden setting will ensure it is a fully inspirational and relaxing experience

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October 2020

Practical Magic Herbs Workshop – Herbal Winter Healers with Nalini

Practical Magic Herbs Workshop – Herbal Winter Healers with Nalini

Monday 5th October | 10:30am - 1:30pm

As we head towards winter, come and make some natural remedies to keep your immune system healthy, and make some products to beat the winter blues if they do make an appearance!

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Making your Mark- a day of tool and mark making

Making your Mark- a day of tool and mark making

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

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Painting on Silk with artist Hilary Simon

Painting on Silk with artist Hilary Simon

Friday 9th October | 9:00am - 2:00pm

This course in painting on silk, offers the opportunity to explore several techniques which can be applied to silk to create exciting effects – using gutta gum as a resist line, to draw the image, and the use of dyes, in building the layers.

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Botanical Gelliprints and Monoprints with Emma Taylor

Botanical Gelliprints and Monoprints with Emma Taylor

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

We will be exploring the basic techniques of mono printing where one off unique prints are made without the use of a press. We will use inks and rollers to create layers and simple direct drawings from nature. We will also use leaves and plants to create effective frottage prints.

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Sketchbook skills with Emma Taylor

Sketchbook skills with Emma Taylor

Sunday 11th October | 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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