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The UK's original chilli festival

‘Chilli fiesta, where you can samba and salsa, taste till your tongue sizzles and even pitch your tent, making it the horticultural world’s equivalent of Glastonbury’, Evening Standard

Chillies, music, food, camping and glamping

Book Now to get the Early Bird price until 31st July

House Opening

West Dean House Opening
6 - 7 September

Grow! Cook! Eat!
4 - 5 October

Halloween Activities - Half Term

27 - 31 October



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.