Sussex Prairie Gardens
Last year we had the pleasure of exhibiting at Prairie Gardens so we are thrilled to have been invited back for 2016. It was our favorite location last year, making several visits it was great to see the gardens change with the seasons and to sample the fabulous cakes.The gardens are stunning, well worth a visit.
Sculpture is an integral part of the gardens and has been sympathetically installed to further enhance the naturalistic planting.The gardens near Henfield, West Sussex were created by Pauline and Paul McBride. Surrounded by mature oaks, the six acre garden has a series of arched borders with impressive drifts of plants in soft muted colors which contrasts leaf forms, stems, stalks, flower shapes and textures. The borders encourage exploration and adventure and visitors are welcome to roam along tiny paths in amongst the mighty plants and sculptures to further enjoy the experience.
We will be installing our Cow Parsley, Wild Clematis, Avocet and Sheep sculptures with the swathes of swaying grasses forming the perfect backdrop for our sculptures. Can’t wait to see them on a summers afternoon with the warm hues of the rusted finish glowing in the sun and perhaps a glass of wine or two.
The Unusual Plant Fair
The Unusual Plant Fair on Saturday 3rd September is a great event with stalls set up around the gardens. It’s a chance to by that unusual plant from one of the stalls or one of your favourites from the garden that are available from the gardens own shop. As well as plant stalls, there are a number of artists stalls displaying a range of work to compliment the planting in your garden. The Fair opens at 11am and is well worth a trip.
Normal Opening times – June to October. Daily. Open 1pm to 5pm. (Closed Tuesdays)
Teas, coffees and delicious home baking are available
Address – Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex, England, BN5 9AT
Website – Visit the Sussex Prairie Gardens Website