Events enjoyed by CPRE Sussex members in 2023
We organise loads of walks, talks and visits. Below are past events from 2023. Join CPRE Sussex for priority booking and discounted tickets for events like these:
CPRE Sussex Festival of Spring – shaping a greener future for Sussex
A series of online talks between January and March on topics ranging from protecting and restoring chalk grassland landscapes ti rewilding an urban garden.
Feedback on the talks:
‘Fascinating, informative and extremely enjoyable’
‘It was a really brilliant talk.’
‘We really enjoyed this very inspiring talk. Exactly what we have come to expect from your online presentations.’
‘A great presentation. Thank you, and thanks to Henri.’
‘Thank you for a very good evening, we both thoroughly enjoyed the talk’
Read more about the talks: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/cpre-sussex-festival-of-spring-shaping-a-greener-future-for-sussex/
Visit to Sussex Landscape exhibition, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
A beautiful exhibition celebrating the wonderful Sussex landscape which has inspired artists for centuries – from some of our greatest landscape artists like Constable and Turner to contemporary artists working in the area today.
Ticket included private presentation by an exhibition guide followed by entry to view the artworks.
Feedback on the visit:
‘Greatly enjoyed going to Pallant House and the Sussex landscape exhibition – very grateful for the chance to go’.
‘Many thanks for organising the event at Pallant House yesterday. It covered my two top interests – Sussex and Art, and was very enjoyable.’
Read more about the visit: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/29-march-visit-sussex-landscape-exhibition-pallant-gallery-chichester/
A walk with local landscape expert, Dr Geoffrey Meade – Discovering Berwick & Alciston – the Downland scarpfoot of chalk & flint, sand & clay ….and Bloomsbury artists
Sand, clay and chalk are the bedrocks of this district in the Downland scarpfoot, and we encounter them all … twice on this walk!
Read more about the walk: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/april-23rd-discover-berwick-alciston/
Exploration of Slaugham in the High Weald – the High Weald landscape of wood, water, iron and sand…and Lord Nelson!
A walk in the High Weald, over sandstone and clay, so expect some steep slopes, mud, lots of trees and a Furnace Pond…or two!
Read more about the walk: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/explor-slaugham/
Visit to Sussex Prairie Gardens in the heart of Sussex & meet the owners and creators
Private visit beginning with an introductory talk, followed by a guided tour of the gardens with Head Gardener, looking at the plant combinations and plants in more detail.
Read more about the visit: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/june-29-visit-sussex-prairie-gardens-and-meet-the-owners-and-creators/
Visit to Horsham Museum & Art Gallery’s Summer Exhibition
Private talk and tour of the Museum’s summer exhibition – ‘Frederick DuCane Godman: The Legacy of a Collector’
Read more about the visit: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/july-15-visit-horsham-museum-art-gallerys-summer-exhibition/
CPRE Sussex Countryside Day at Knepp Estate, West Sussex
Countryside Day, hosted by CPRE Sussex, celebrating CPRE Sussex’s 50th anniversary and Knepp Estate’s new Wilding Café and Shop.
Read more about the Countryside Day: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/sept-2-cpre-sussex-is-hosting-a-countryside-day-at-knepp-estate/
Visit Glynde Place – a beautiful Elizabethan manor house and gardens
Private Guided Tour of Glynde Place & Gardens including refreshments in the tea room.
Read more about the visit: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/visit-glynde-place-a-beautiful-elizabethan-manor-house-and-gardens/
Uncover Warminghurst, West Sussex – discover the roots of the USA in the West Sussex Greensand…and 130-million-year-old winkles!
A gentle stroll through the lovely Lower Greensand country of West Sussex; some steep slopes, lovely views, an ancient church and some American history thrown in!
Read more about the visit: www.cpresussex.org.uk/news/uncover-warminghurst/