Making use of the magnificent buildings and settings, each year in the College, Gardens and Parkland including Festivals, Garden Events, Gallery exhibitions , Concerts, Talks and Lectures.

Latest Events

Dates for your Diary

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Take a look at our electic mix of talks, concerts and special events taking place at West Dean College and Gardens so you can include them in your plans.

See here for details.

Pergola Open Air Theatre

Each year for a fortnight, the grounds of the 300 foot-long Edwardian Pergola are transformed into an enchanting outdoor theatre.

New Theatre Productions present for their 35th amateur season:

Summer Day's Dream

J B Priestley's romantic fantasy on the Sussex Downs, directed by John Hyatt.

The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare's hilarious tale of double identities, directed by Richard Kinder.

For full details please click here.

Garden Events

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2014 Garden Events

Easter Egg Hunt in Gardens
16 - 20 April
(£1 per child
inc chocolate egg)

West Dean Design and Craft Fair - featuring MADE
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20 - 22 June

Chilli Fiesta
8 - 10 August
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House Opening
6 - 7 September

Grow! Cook! Eat
4 - 5 October

Half Term Halloween Activities
27 - 31 October

More information coming soon.