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Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road (B2116 road), near Henfield,
West Sussex, BN5 9AT

(0)1273 495902

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Open dates 1st June until 16th October 2016 . Closed Tuesdays. open date for NGS  bank holiday Monday 29th August 2016, 11am - 5pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Plenty of room for coaches to park in the garden

Group Appointment: Yes

Garden is open to the public six days a week. Groups welcome by appointment

House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Open date for NGS  bank holiday Monday 29th August 2016, 11am - 5pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

July/Aug Sept/Oct

To see:

Echinaceas & Hemerocallis and stunning groups of perennials Grasses & Asters

Admission Prices

Admission prices  Adult £7 child £3.50  Family (2 A + 3 ch) £18 Guided tours for 10+ £7 pp

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Tours last 1.5 - 2 hours..Complimentary introductory talk on arrival for Groups. Limited facilities for disabled. Delicious Home baking and a selection of teas and coffees are always available. Workshops and Events held throughout the summer and autumn season - see website for details. Unusual Plant and Art fair 6th September 2015, 11am until 5pm - 75 specialist plant nurseries and artists and crafts people selling amazing plants, artworks and quality garden sundries.

Garden Features & Events

Sussex Prairies was shown on BBC Gardeners World in October 2010 and August 2015

Sussex Prairies Events and Workshops 2016
1st u2013 12 June Garden Framed u2013 Chelsea Festival Fringe
Sunday 26 June u2013 Textile Nature u2013 Book Launch & Sussex Wildlife Trust Go Wild

Sunday 3rd July u2013 Diplomat Spoken Word Performance
Sunday 3rd July u2013 Rude mechanical Theatre Company u2013 Macbyrd
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July u2013 Spirit of the West & Blackfoot Lodge Camp

Friday 26###sup u2013 Monday 29###sup August u2013 Bazaar at Sussex Prairies
Monday 29###sup August u2013 NGS garden Open for Charity

Saturday 3rd September u2013 Unusual Plant & Garden Fair

Sunday 11###sup September u2013 Dog Honours Award Ceremony
Saturday 17###sup & Sunday 18###sup September u2013 Spirit of the West & Blackfoot Lodge Camp

Saturday 1st October u2013 The Big Draw

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

White Hart, Henfield

Inns & Pubs:

Royal Oak, Twineham Ginger Fox, Albourne

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Hickstead, Glyndebourne Great Gardens of Sussex 20 mins. from Brighton

Description of Garden

An 8 acre garden planted in the naturalistic style. The garden comprises seven huge beds in a formal layout. Within each bed the visitor finds a network small paths, allowing them to get right in amongst the huge drifts of perennials and ornamental grasses.

The garden is surrounded by mature oak trees, with views of the Sussex Weald on all sides. Our 650 different varieties of plant provide colour and show from June until October. There are many unusual and rare cultivars as well as various art works displayed in the garden.

History Of Garden

Mrs. McBride's family have owned the farm for over 50 years. The garden was designed in 2007 and planted the following year with help from 40 of the McBride's friends. Sussex Prairies has been featured in many glossy garden magazines and was also shown on BBC Gardener's World in October 2010.

Sussex Prairies has been an RHS partner garden since 2013.

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