Sussex Prairies

Sussex Prairies


Hello lovely followers.. I have just updated my events page. Please do take a look at what's happening Sussex PrairiesPrairies and One Garden Brighton over the next few weeks. I'll be listing some courses here at Moth Studio soon.
If you would like me to hold a workshop for you and a group of friends or are looking for a venue to have a creative celebration event please do message.
Our big afternoon out! We love visiting the Sussex Prairies Garden as a sort of end of summer treat. 😊

Last but definitely not least in my round up of 2022 courses:

#theautumngarden is a two day masterclass at z ###x Sussex Prairies garden on 15 & 16 September, from 10-1 pm. We will be making and working in a sketchbook over two half days. You can book directly with me for £ 75 at 🌱

When a customer wants a bull headdress to be dispatched same day, anything is possible.

Shown here is the Ta**us in black and the Highland in caramel. Both using fleece from the Shetland flock at Sussex Prairies
Visit me at my upcoming fairs:
Sparkle Contemporary Craft & Gourmet Food Fair this weekend
The Fairy Tale Fair Dec 5
The Maker's Fair Dec 11
Brighton Etsy Festive Market Dec 18

And see my Etsy shop for all your headdress needs!
I am looking forward to running our first Botanical & Willow Workshop at Sussex Prairies together with Renee aka The Girl Who Gardens on Thursday 30th September. We have a couple of tickets still available too if you wish to grab these before our box office closes tomorrow. Garden visitors ticket included FOC!
New blogpost about recent workshops
Hope and Elvis
Sussex Prairies
And exciting upcoming event
Loop Knitting
The Sussex Prairies Craft Fair is taking place in Henfield this weekend.

All set up and ready to go for a lovely day stitching a #gardentextilesketchbook here at Sussex Prairies- and the sun has come out 🌞🧵
Off to teach at one of my favourite places today Sussex Prairies garden - #agardentextilesketchbook course.
My sample piece was made using vintage textiles and hand and machine stitch.

What time of year does the Prairie get burnt downtown the ground?
Lovely visit today. Flowers were stunning and it just so peaceful
Van packed with Acers for tomorrow’s rare & unusual plant fair at Sussex Prairies - actually remembered to make a list of what I’m taking! 39 cultivars available but only one or two of each, so don’t wait too long to visit our stand!

#plantfair #rareplants #ukgrowers #acer #acers #maples #mapletrees #sundayflowers #ukgardens
Instagram - Sussex Prairies Sussex Prairie Garden is now closed .

We shall open again on 1st June 2022

Operating as usual

Photos from Amanda Duke Artist's post 27/02/2022

we are so excited to think of Amanda Duke Artist joining us this summer for some fabulous courses Sussex Prairies.. why not book your place now ! a fabulous gift for a family or friend too !


this will really be something to look forward to - book your space with Amanda Duke Artist today at Sussex Prairies this summer !

A botanical drawing course with some accessible solutions to overcoming drawing fears. Having spent a lifetime encouraging young people to draw from primary observation, those of you who think you 'can't draw' will be amazed at what joy can be had when you are shown a few simple moves.

This delightful day will take place @sussexprairiegarden this coming June. Message me if you would like further information or visit my website:

@steyningarts @sussexprairies

Photos from Sussex Prairies's post 17/02/2022

Someone is impatient to get going for spring - thalictrum Elin makes a bid for freedom - echoing the gorgeous fresh green leaves of a gustavsberg cuppa tea - it’s obviously spring @sussexprairies #sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #gustavsberg #thalictrumelin


Always a warm welcome awaits you @sussexprairies and today we throw on some good lovin’ too #sussexprairiegarden #somuchinlove


Refound wreath having an airing on the burnt wood cladding @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #sandyrendelarchitects #wreathmaking


Snowdrop heaven in the kiwi garden with listed and somewhat listing bug hotel - these are the days @sussexprairies #bughotel #sussexprairiegarden #snopdrops #springtimesunshine


Romantically sowing seeds with the man of my dreams , Paul @sussexprairies - all ready for Valentine’s Day tomorrow ! #sussexprairies #sussexprairielove #prairielove


I told you there were some wonderful classes coming up this summer at Sussex Prairies- check this one out being lead by Amanda Duke Artist - its gonna be a winner !

A new workshop which could be completed in one day or two days. The aim of the course is to createea stash of papers or fabrics. Papers will be supplied in the course cost and for those wishing to use fabric then bring your own supplies of repurposed fabric. A fun day printmaking with found objects, plant material and vegetables slices. Create A1 decorative papers for collage or for wrapping or thin and fat quarters for fabric projects. DM me for further information.

@sussexprairies Amanda Duke Artist @steyningarts


Green behind the ears @sussexprairies - lovely David Price sculpture weathering well #sussexprairiegarden #davidpricesculptures

Photos from Sussex Prairies's post 09/02/2022

Work by five of the artists who will be exhibiting in ‘Rooted’ Sussex Prairies in the summer. These pieces below were shown in the exhibition ‘Finished’ at the Kaleidoscope Art Gallery in Sevenoaks during January and February this year. Artists worked in pairs and donated a piece of their work to each other. This could be finished or altered in any way the recipient chose in line with their current practice. They were made in 2021 and, naturally, most reflected the times we were going through in one way or another.

We cannot wait for these talented artists to join us in the garden this summer !


Hemerocallis Corky looking chipper in the borders - careful now don’t be too cocky when the winter chills have yet to bite @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #prairieplants #prairie #wildprairie


How to cook marshmallows @sussexprairies - take stem of miscanthus , apply marshmallow and grill over embers , scorch , and caramelise - yum #sussexprairiegarden #marshmallows #wildprairiecookery


You’re late ! Where’s our breakfast @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #shetlandsheep #shetlands


The ghost of prairies past @sussexprairies - it’s nearly gone like a wil o the wisp #sussexprairiegarden #prairienice #naruralisticplanting #wildprairie #goodbyeprairies


And so we reach the final curtain … it’s curtains for the prairie this time of year @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #goodbyeprairie #prairiewild #wildprairieblues

Photos from Sussex Prairies's post 02/02/2022

The Cotswolds were the scenic backdrop to this fabulous exhibition by Andrew Montgomery in the Tithe Barn at Thyme . We were very lucky to have the chance to visit this past weekend .
We are very proud to have been included in this fabulous book capturing the spirit of the winter wonder at Sussex Prairies ! Thank you to both Clare Foster and Andrew for such a beautiful publication !


Fresh outta da oven - more food footsteps @sussexprairies - pear , raspberry and almond brittle cake ! The pear tree is in our tropical garden and these pears have been waiting for their moment to shine - their time is now ! Thankyou to @mirandagorebrowne for this recipe . Our winter cake trials continue . I wonder what the verdict will be ! #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairieshomemadecakes #mirandagorebrowne #mirandagorebrownerecipe #homemadecake #teatimecake


Val and Lesley returned yesterday , to beautiful blue skies, and to continue building our bird survey list for our Sussex Prairies prairie wild landscape .The list grows with many new sightings of newcomers including a Grey Wagtail and a single Snipe . Pheasants, Linnets and Fieldfares were new for the survey too! Thank you to Val for a lovely photo of the grey wagtail on the hunt for tasty snacks .


Oh Vigo what a fine gentleman you are - those curls , that fine jacket.. dogs are always welcome in whatever garb and guise - only @sussexprairies #sussexprairies #dogsalwayswelcome #dogfriendly #dogsofinstagram


Look who I’ve found in the grasses this morning @sussexprairies - the soft focus effect #sussexprairiegarden #dogsalwayswelcome #inthethickofit


It’s food footsteps @sussexprairies rather than food miles - this morning’s apple and cinnamon cake is made from apples from our garden Blenheim orange trees #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #homemadecake #sussexprairiescakes


Walks on a prairie with Vigo @sussexprairies #dogsalwayswelcome


Apparently brown is on trend at the moment —- on our prairie @sussexprairies it’s fashionably varied in its hues #prairie #sussexprairiegarden #prairiewinter #browns #veronicastrum


Come on winter ! I’d like some more blue skies today please @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies


Catch some falling stars @sussexprairies - still beautiful in death these cardoon heads rock #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #prairie #winterprairie


The loneliness of a long distance prairie @sussexprairies - apologies to Alan Sillitoe -our prairie is also coming of age and will meet its destiny very soon now #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #prairie #naturalisticplanting #prairiemanagement #winterprairie


Can’t get enough of your prairie love @sussexprairies #prairie #naturalisticplanting #sussexprairiegarden #wildprairie #westsussexlife #westsussexgardens


Living it very large @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #prairiewinter #prairie


It’s hard work digging in a prairie garden … Vigo crashes out after a particularly hard burst of energy “working at home “ @sussexprairies #bassethound #sussexprairiegarden #dogsalwayswelcome #pierrefrey #dogswelcomeatsussexprairies


It really is all about prairie @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #prairie


Lost in frost @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #prairielandscape #wildprairie


Let there always be prairie @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #prairie #westsussexlife #westsussexgardens


The glory days @sussexprairies - fabulous- frost again #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #winterprairie #naturalisticplanting #prairie #prairienice


Every day should start with a Galette des Rois fresh outta da oven ! This is a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany on 6 th Jan celebrating the arrival of the three wise men - so we’re only a couple of weeks late ! The person who finds the feve , the hidden charm , can be king for the day ! Who will be our king or queen for the day @sussexprairies today ! #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #galettedesrois #prairiebaking #homemadecake


Freezer fantasies @sussexprairies #sussexprairiegarden #sussexprairies #wildprairie #winterprairie #prairiewinter #naturalisticplanting

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