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Artists ! Your garden needs you !

Felt like there was always an artist hiding inside you bursting to get out ? now is the time to free yourself of your inhibitions, let out the artist ,and run with the prairie dogs ! It’s art, and certainly not as we have known it before !

Big Gallery in The Garden Art Competition

Sussex Prairie garden is going to be a part of the Chelsea  Festival Fringe Brighton event in 2014 . During our week of paper related events and happenings  (31st may until 8th June) , we are inviting entrants to our Little Paper House on the Prairie Big Gallery in the Garden Art competition and we are looking for you all to be involved in probably the biggest outdoor paper art exhibition that has ever been seen on a prairie before!

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The competition: Nitty Gritty

We are inviting artists from the ages  of 0 to 106 to submit A4 sized pictures of houses and their gardens around the world (e.g. . igloos, yurts, tepees, tents ,caves, castles, terrace houses,cottages,tree houses, mansions  ) which can be painted ,or  drawn with felt tips, crayons, coloured pencils or whatever medium is preferred. Each A4 design should be clearly marked on the back with the artists name, age, address and contact details .All artwork should be the artists own work.

All artwork should be sent to Sussex Prairies, Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9AT by April 30th 2014.

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How the outdoor garden gallery will work:

We will laminate each piece of artwork and then it will become part of the Little Paper House on the Prairie Big Gallery in the Garden Exhibition, where it will be on display to the public from 31st May until 8th June during our Chelsea Festival Fringe week. The artwork will be outside for a week accompanying the paper house and prairie garden on wheels which shall be moving around the garden .Although artwork will be laminated, we cannot guarantee that it will not be damaged by the weather whilst it is open to the elements!  . Artwork can be collected from the garden after 8th June .Sadly we are unable to return artwork by post.

The winning entries will be featured on our website and Blog.

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Prizes: the winner of each age group will win an art set as well as a Golden Sussex Prairie Garden Family Season Ticket for the 2014 season. The Season Ticket allows entrance to two adults and up to three children during the opening season of the garden 31st May until 12th October 2014. Sussex Prairies will be open every afternoon, 1pm until 5pm, six days a week in 2014. We shall be closed on a Tuesday.

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Age groups for the competition:

Age 0 – 5, Age 6-10, Age 11-16, Age 16-106

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We are nearly there and the countdown has begun : On Sunday 2nd September 2012 (from 11am until 5pm ) a rare collection of exciting nurseries, artists and crafts people will be coming together in the Sussex Prairie garden bringing a great selection of unusual plants and beautiful pieces for you to buy.

A great chance to source some amazing plants and art works for you, your house, your garden and your larder.

We shall be featuring among others the following specialist nurseries :the wonderful Dutch nurseryman Coen Janssen ,Madrona, Edulis, Usual and Unusual Plants, Chris Ghyselen, persicaria breeder, from Belgium, Nymans , Rose Cottage Plants with their bulbs , The Plant Specialist, Daisy Roots, Dysons Nursery, Brighton Plants, Plantbase,Kevin Hughes Plants,Colin Reader with his wildflower meadow seeds and Pineview Plants .

Talented artists and crafts people will be joining us to showcase their work such as the following  : Fiveways artists, Chris Burchell Collins , Si Uwins, Circus Kinetica, Tom Smith ,Jill Tattersall, Barbara Collins, Terrapot,Jackie Sweet willow weaver , Janine Creaye,Sarah Smith and Ken Jaquiery,kate Osborne, Carol Wagstaff , Dave Unsted, Moore Designs , Coalshed pottery ,The Luddite with beautiful reconditioned garden tools and  Michael Ristic  among others.

And for the first time we shall be showcasing some super food suppliers to tempt your taste buds! Such as the wonderful handmade chocolates from Rowdy and Fancys, delicious provsions from Strata and Real Bread from The Real Patisserie!

           Set within the sumptuous naturalistic garden of Sussex Prairies, visitors to the Fair will also be treated to the impressive structural splendours of the architectural grasses in their romantic drifts and the layers of sensual textural planting abounding in this landscape. At this time of year of course, the late perennials and particularly the asters will be at their bold, romantic best!

If you would like more information about the fair, or to talk to Paul or Pauline please call us on 01273 495902 or email usEmail: morlandsfarm@btinternet.com website: www.sussexprairies.co.uk

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