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Whether you have a window box, a garden full of flowers, or an allotment, more and more of you are choosing to experiment with planting flowers, nurturing seeds, and growing your own food to eat. Enjoy unlimited access to our award-winning gardens and be inspired by garden design, growing, planting and more. Afternoon Garden Talks include entry to the Gardens and tea.Garden Lectures include entry to the Gardens and lunch.

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Gardening students at West Dean enjoy expert teaching in inspiring surroundings, with unlimited access to the award-winning gardens during their courses.

This seasonal programme offers a popular mix of courses in garden design and practical gardening topics.

Topics include Pruning, Propagating, Bee keeping, Caring for shrubs and trees, Organic gardening, Garden design, Vegetable growing, Seasonal gardening, Flower arranging, Fruit growing, Allotment and Hedge maintenance, Container gardening, Chicken keeping, Herbs, Planting Combinations including Bulbs and Grasses, Water gardens, Shade gardens, Plant photography, Woven willow, Woven hazel, Training plants and Climbers, Wildlife gardening, Scented gardening, Floristry, Coastal gardens, Plant specialists and Growing plants.

A series of Sow it, Grow it, Cook it and Eat it courses using the West Dean Garden allotment will offer real insight into the whole growing to eating process.

Programmed by Annie Guilfoyle.

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West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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