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Sussex Prairies Gardens

This is a real gem, and one I wish I'd visited before. Even though it started raining half way... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2017
Jim J
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Sussex
Inspiring and unusual

Loved this garden. It feels very personal and lived in. Saw lots of varieties of plant that I... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
C0ranne
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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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.Expect layers of colour , texture and architectural splendour. Permanent sculpture collection and exhibited sculpture...more
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Morlands Farm Wheatsheaf Road | Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield BN5 9AT, England
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All reviews for sale home made cakes tea room unusual plants flower beds tea shop plant shop delicious homemade buy plants lovely tea enjoyable afternoon totem poles well worth the visit plenty of seats lovely cafe next year my mum
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

This is a real gem, and one I wish I'd visited before. Even though it started raining half way through our visit we were determined to make the most of it. The boarders are stunning. The best I've seen all year. Well worth the visit....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Loved this garden. It feels very personal and lived in. Saw lots of varieties of plant that I hadn't seen before and exciting ways of combining plants. The sculptures dotted throughout the garden add another dimension. When we went there was a wood turning demo...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely garden, well laid out and imaginative. Lots of seats both in the open and hidden away. The sculptures add interest and the jeans for genes bunting is original and a real talking point. The people who work there are without exception helpful...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

It is hard to believe that Paul and Pauline McBride opened this garden to the public in 2009, just one year after planting it. It feels so mature and well-established, with generous beds of perennial plants, mainly from North America, in a huge array of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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PaulineMcBride, Owner at Sussex Prairies Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to write such kind words following your visit to our garden. You have certainly captured the essence of what we are all about - which is immersion into the big plant experience ! And these days of summer you are...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Sitting here in the tea room of the Sussex Prairie Garden eating homemade cake and drinking peppermint tea on a hot July Sunday afternoon. The garden here is by turns stunning and fascinating. There is no stately home or aristocratic manor here. Instead, an entrepreneurial...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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PaulineMcBride, Owner at Sussex Prairies Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

glad to see we were able to tempt you with some of our more unusual plants we have for sale !seeing them in the garden and then being able to buy that very same thing was one of the things we thought were very important...More

Reviewed July 4, 2017

Listen to the fantastic, informative introduction Pauline gives about the gardens, then wander, explore.Great example of the New Perennial style. I have been with Brightwater Holidays garden tour groups twice now and each time the clients have loved it! In between wanders, the Cafe is...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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PaulineMcBride, Owner at Sussex Prairies Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Thank you Sara for a super review ! we very much welcome coach parties and groups to the garden (Brightwater have visited twice this year and we loved it ! ) and I hope that any visit can be enhanced by hearing our story of...More

Reviewed July 2, 2017

I have just spent a most enjoyable afternoon in this wonderful garden, it was peaceful and not very crowded, which considering how stunning it looked was a real surprise. It has a very relaxed feel about it, as you were encouraged to walk amongst the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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PaulineMcBride, Owner at Sussex Prairies Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

So glad that you felt the magic of our garden ! we feel there is something quite special about it too which hopefully sets it apart from some other gardens .Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review !...More

Reviewed June 25, 2017

What a great garden! An interesting departure from normal formal gardens. A fascinating selection plants and grasses with some excellent wooden sculptures adding another level of interest. Lots of interesting plants and I'm told it's worth visiting at different times of the year as the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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PaulineMcBride, Owner at Sussex Prairies Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Thank you for your very kind review ! sculptures play an interesting role alongside the plants and open up another avenue for exploration as you found out ! You are correct to say the garden changes throughout the seasons .. it does. From the wide...More

Reviewed June 17, 2017

Live in the same County but only just found this great attraction through Trip Advisor. Very unusual plants and sculptures, being able to walk through the borders on little paths is excellent. Lots of butterflies and dragonflies around. Plenty to enjoy here including great tea...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 11, 2017

My first visit although living within a few miles. A wonderful selection of plants and grasses which still have to reach their full summer potential. You can wander throughout the beds which are arranged in a large arc. Interesting sculptors around the garden. Plant sales...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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PaulineMcBride, Owner at Sussex Prairies Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Sometimes its the way isn't it ,you find a hidden gem right on your doorstep ! Thank you for a lovely review so glad you found us and enjoyed your first visit. Summer is on its way so still time for everything to grow as...More

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Nicky S
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Details on Sussex prairies website Sounds great.
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Karl F
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Response from tiff342 | Reviewed this property |
Brighton to Henfield turn right go through the village and out. Then turn right onto the albourne road . It's about a mile on the right . Look out for purple bison statues . Lovely tea rooms there . It's just a rather unique... More
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Its all grass. but my friend was in a wheelchair and i managed to push her as it was a dry day. Fabulous gardens do go.
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