If you are down in Sussex and looking for a good garden to visit, don’t hesitate to go and see Sussex Prairies Garden, we had a lovely afternoon in the beautiful garden a couple of weeks ago.
You can wander in eight acres of naturalistically planted prairie garden with over 30,000 plants of over 800 varieties, set in a backdrop of mature oak trees and bordered by the South Downs. Huge borders of grasses and prairie plants sway gently in the breeze, with the flower colours changing through the seasons.
It was wonderfully relaxing, with plenty of room for children to run around the large lawn avenues and play in the winding pathways through the planting. There is disabled access and dogs are welcome too on leads – so a good outing for all the family.
There are plenty of seats set along the lawn avenues or set in the planting. One thing I really liked was the planted banking areas with seats set at the top with beautiful views over the garden of the changing waves of form, texture and colour.
To end the afternoon, we had an ice cream sitting out on the terrace outside the teashop, looking over the garden. If you can visit before the garden closes for this season in mid October, do go along. For details see www.sussexprairies.co.uk.