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Halloween event at West Dean

Halloween Activities
27 - 31 October
10.30am - 5pm

Bring the children for some spooky half term fun in West Dean Gardens

Christmastime 3 at West Dean cropped LN

Visit Father Christmas
in West Dean Gardens

13 - 14 and 20 - 21 December
10am - 4.30pm

Click here for more information and to book your slot.

George Charman Artichole House LN

George Charman
Artichoke House
A site-specific pavilion in
West Dean Gardens
20 September - 30 November. Click here for more information.

Sue Timney for West Dean Collection

Available online from the V&A website and from West Dean Gardens shop.



Gardening Short Courses, Lectures and Talks

The New English Garden
Talk by Tim Richardson
26 October
1.45pm - 4pm
£25 (inc Afternoon Tea and Entry to Gardens)

Tim Richardson presents an overview of comtemporary and innovative British garden style, with an emphasis on planting design.

To book, please click here.

Check out all our Gardening Short Courses and Lectures.

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BBC2 Great British Garden Revival featuring West Dean Gardens


Gardens Restaurant June

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.