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Sussex Prairie garden opened to the public in 2009, just one year after planting. They count themselves amongst a handful of large new gardens, designed and created in the 20th and 21st century, in Great Britain.
They are Britain’s largest “Prairie,” or “Naturalistic,” garden, with eight acres of stunning garden to roam around. Unlike most gardens of comparable size, they have no castle or stately home! They designed and planted the garden themselves, on Pauline’s family farm in West Sussex. Instead of armies of servants and gardeners, we planted all 35 000 plants with the help of amazing friends and family! During your day their takeaway teashop will be open from the time of your arrival serving a wonderful selection of homemade cakes and icecream. However, there are no savoury options available although you are very welcome to bring your own picnics to enjoy in the garden. Social distancing and safety measure have been implemented throughout the garden area.
on 22nd July We will arrive in the morning to get an exclusive garden visit before the public arrives. A complimentary talk on arrival to the group where Pauline tells the story of how when and why the garden was created and what naturalistic planting means to them. It will set the scene nicely for the group then to visit the garden at will.
on 19th August – The Gardens have an Indian summer bazaar. There will be large marquees set out in the garden offering an array of wonderful clothing, jewellery, bedspreads etc, and homewares all ethically imported from India. Curries for lunch will be available for those that pre-book them in advance from the Bazaar team running the market.