Where you Can Learn

Sussex Prairie Gardens

Britain’s largest “Prairie,” or “Naturalistic,” garden. Sussex Prairie garden opened to the public in 2009, just one year after planting. We count ourselves amongst a handful of large new gardens, designed and created in the 20th and 21st century, in Great Britain.

Surrounded by mature oak trees our eight-acre garden consists of a series of interlocking arcs of large planted borders in a naturalistic style.  The borders encourage exploration and adventure and visitors are welcome to roam in amongst the mighty plants to further enjoy the experience.

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South Downs Nursery Heritage Centre

Based at the South Downs Nursery in Hassocks, The Heritage Centre works with local community groups to provide a public space for traditional skills to be shared and handmade items to be sold. Pop up exhibitions and talks on a wide variety of historical themes will form part of the on-going heritage project, which aims to keep our local history alive.
We are a growing community of over 60 artists, makers, foodies, educators, gardening history enthusiasts and volunteers. We are passionate about what we do and we want to share this with you. There will always be something new to see each time you visit us.

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Field Place Manor House

Nestled in eight acres of pleasant grounds, Field Place Manor House is an elegant Grade II listed Manor House with an original Georgian façade. The two converted Sussex Barns, overlook the picturesque grounds, where in 2017 Juliet designed and created the new Manor House Gardens for weddings and celebrations.

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Pitfield Barn

Tucked away behind the historic village of Hurstpierpoint this beautifully restored barn is the perfect venue for our courses.

The timber-framed Sussex barn sits to the edge of the fields where Emma Martin and Peter Bell grow their crop of British cut flowers.

What better place to come for an inspiring day of plant-based chat!