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House Opening door

House Opening
6 - 7 September 2014
10am - 5pm

Discover the beautiful state rooms, tapestry corridor and more as you explore the former home of Edward James, a lifelong patron of the
Surrealist arts.


Grow! Cook! Eat!
4 - 5 October 2014
10.30am - 5pm

Experience the best of the British harvest in the
award-winning gardens with cooking and gardening theatres, children's activities, stalls and live folk music.

Halloween event at West Dean

Halloween Activities
27 - 31 October 2014
10am - 5pm
Bring the children for some spooky half term fun in West Dean Gardens, more information coming soon.



Gardening Short Courses and Lectures

Check out our extensive range of gardening short courses and Lectures.

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BBC2 Great British Garden Revival featuring West Dean Gardens



Gardens, Shop and Restaurant

Enjoy an inspirational day out visiting West Dean Gardens. A rare oasis of beauty and tranquillity in the heart of the South Downs.

Gardens Shop
Treat yourself in the Gardens Shop. Gifts and plants to take home.


Gardens Restaurant
Visit the Gardens Restaurant and try our brand NEW Lunch Menu – available between 12.00 noon and 3.00pm.

Homemade Cakes, Pastries, Cream Teas and Afternoon Teas available all day.

Weekend Breakfasts including full English and Continental options available 9am till noon every weekend and bank holidays.

Please click here for admission costs.

Please call to make an appointment for groups and coaches of 15+ people. Supplementary charge for events. Tel: 01243 818210

RHS Members
RHS members FREE (except May - Sept). This offer applies to the main member and excludes events.