Returning to West Dean, Graham Marchant from Marchants Hardy Plants Nursery will guide you through his favourite plants, some well known and others not. Graham has a wealth of experience growing plants for his nursery near Lewes and has travelled all over the world to collect some of the finest and most exciting specimens. This afternoon lecture will be filled with lots of desirable plants, a large quantity of good humour and heaps of invaluable advice.
An evening recital of Mozart's music.
Andy Vernon, author of the award-winning book The Plant Lover's Guide to Dahlias, shares his passion and knowledge in a talk and demonstration celebrating these colourful and dramatic plants. Andy will illustrate the best dahlias for a plethora of different garden situations, pots, patios, balconies, mixed borders, as well as cutting garden cultivars, unusual heritage and rare varieties. He'll inspire with ideas for container planting combinations and border planting plans. A talk full of fun tips and techniques to help you get the very best from your tubers. Talk 2-3.30pm.
The UK's biggest chilli festival returns. Join the party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.