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Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9AT

Sussex Prairie Garden

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9AT


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Exciting prairie garden of approx. 8 acres planted in the naturalistic style using 50,000 plants of over 1000 different varieties. A colourful garden featuring a huge variety of ornamental grasses and herbaceous perennials. Expect layers of colour,texture and architectural splendour.Permanent sculpture collection and exhibited sculpture throughout the season. Rare breed sheep and pigs. Cosy teashop selling delicious homemade cakes. Unusual plants for sale from our nursery.

Information on Sussex Prairie Garden , Morlands Farm , Wheatsheaf Road , Henfield

Opening Times: Open 1st June 2016 to 16th October 2016 - 1pm to 5pm 6 days a week, closed Tuesdays.
Admission: Adults: £7.00 day ticket, £25.00 season ticket. Children: £3.50 day ticket, £15.00 season ticket. Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children) £18.00 day ticket, £60 season ticket.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (We love dogs at Sussex Prairie Gardens and we are one of the few gardens that welcome them. We provide water bowls at the cafe. We do ask that you please keep them under control on a short lead and that you clear up after them. We provide bags and bins.)
Location: By Car from the M23: The M23 merges into the A23 heading south towards Brighton. Turn off at Hickstead, and travel through Sayers Common and then on the B2118 to Albourne. Turn right (at the brown sign) to Albourne village and towards Henfield on to the B2116. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles. You will reach Sussex Prairies at Morlands Farm which is situated on your left hand side. A purple buffalo by the roadside and a row of very tall mature poplar trees indicates the garden. Follow signs for parking in the field next to the house. By Car from the Coast: From Shoreham by Sea follow the A 2037 north towards Henfield, passing through small Dole and Henfield. From Henfield, take the A281 towards Horsham. About half a mile after leaving the village, turn right (at the brown sign) on to the B2116 towards Albourne (Wheatsheaf Road). Follow this road for just over a mile. You will reach Sussex Prairies at Morlands Farm which is situated on your right hand side. A purple buffalo by the roadside and a row of very tall poplar mature trees indicates the Garden. Follow signs for parking in the field next to the house. By Rail: We are an hour and a quarter from London Victoria station and only half an hour from Gatwick Airport . Take the Brighton line and get off at Hassocks station. We are approximately 7 miles from the station. Taxis are normally available at the station or you can phone to book one in advance. By Bicycle: Why not cycle? You can easily bring your bike on the train and we are 40 minutes cycle from Hassocks station.
Facilities: Catering- prairie picnic lunches are available to order in advance for groups, Tea Shop, Coaches- are welcome - room for parking on hard surface, Disabled Access, Guided Tours- are available for 1.5 -2hours led by Paul or Pauline the designers of the. Additonal cost of £7 per person garden, Parking Available, Parking- for cars, minibuses and coaches, Shop - art from local artists and crafts people, Plant Nursery
Garden Acreage: 8

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Review of Sussex Prairie Garden

Posted on by Julie SCustomer visited Jul 2016

An absolutely first rate garden, a true delight.
This establishment has a warm and friendly feel right from the first moment you glimpse the colourful roadside sign.
There is a huge well maintained field offering free parking with a clear entrance marked with bunting.
RHS members can enter free of charge and you can take your dogs with you.
The site is level with excellent pathways so strolling around is very easy. You're also never far away from the tea shop if you need a break! The large table laden with homemade cakes and big mugs of tea and coffee are worth the trip alone.
The gardens are absolutely beautiful, so well designed with impressive planting combinations. I felt very inspired. Photographers dream! I liked the buffalo too!
Exceptionally friendly staff, very welcoming.
Plant shop was very interesting as had lots of things you don't normally see in your average garden centre and not too expensive. I particularly liked the plant supports crafted by a blacksmith.

Review of Sussex Prairie Garden

Posted on by Mark SCustomer visited Aug 2016

We've been wanting to visit Sussex Prairie gardens for at least a couple of years and was it worth the wait? Absolutely!
The gardens have been featured on BBC Gardeners World and in various magazines - you can see why.
Mass plantings of echinacea, rudbeckia, grasses and aliums amongst many others.
Our kids loved winding their way through the paths amongst towering grasses as well as spotting the many species of butterflies.
With RHS membership and 2 young kids it only cost us £7 to get in - bargain! We certainly made up for that in the excellent nursery and tea room though.
Super-friendly and helpful service from everybody.
Only wish we could have had longer there - will certainly be back.

Review of Sussex Prairie Garden

Posted on by Sally LCustomer visited Aug 2016

We loved this garden, we loved the personality of the owners that shone through, e.g. the fun insect houses and their commitment to supporting Nepal's devastating earthquake. We enjoyed walking through the extravagant swathes of 5 foot high grasses in different colours and textures. The stunning planting and range of sculptures - wooden, glass and metal gave additional interest. And what a lovely setting for the felt, art and textile courses and plays that are held here in the summer months.

Review of Sussex Prairie Garden

Posted on by Terry JCustomer visited Aug 2016

Driving past I'd always thought it was just a Tea Garden but oh no it's a fabulous garden, with attached tea room, and rare breeds pigs, and art, and woodturning and pray flags and shines and a bunch a fine friendly people. A great place to unwind.
Well worth a visit, and did I mention the StickyToffee Cake:)

Review of Sussex Prairie Garden

Posted on by David HCustomer visited Aug 2016

Fifteen of us arrived for a pre-booked event and were greeted by Pauline who made a presentation of how they become interested, professional and eventually returned to England to start their unique venture nearly ten years ago. After that we were free to wander around the garden. Packed lunches had been organised and around noon taken with drinks from the tea shop. Altogether a good way to spend the morning.

Review of Sussex Prairie Garden

Posted on by David CCustomer visited Aug 2016

Went with a group of like minded garden lovers to a garden we hadn't heard of. It was a delight. So unusual and lovely to be able to wander the bark pathways between the flower beds. We enjoyed the company of Vigo the dog too. The owners were very friendly and knowledgeable. The cafe was good value and there was plenty of seating.
Highly recommended.

Review of Sussex Prairie Garden

Posted on by Kate HCustomer visited Aug 2016

A wonderful garden experience. To walk amongst the huge colourful boarders was a truly beautiful and relaxing way to spend a sunny summers afternoon. Although not I am not an experienced gardener the love and care which has been lavished on this project is clear to all. The plant shop was brilliant and the staff were on hand to advise and offer suggestions. The tea shop was a further treat. Nestled amongst wonderful plants offering shade and a feeling of total tranquillity we enjoyed a pot of tea and a wonderful array of home baked cakes. A definite place to visit again and again.

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