Become a Friend of West Dean


Thank you for visiting the Friends membership page. Regrettably, we are unable to process new membership requests during this period of lockdown. Please be assured, we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

Best wishes
The Friends' Team


West Dean College and Gardens is a special place with so much to discover.  Enjoy unlimited visits, get exclusive access to events and discounts, and support our work to inspire learning in arts and conservation.  Be part of the story!

Make the most of West Dean with unlimited visits for you and your loved ones. Become a member today or buy the perfect gift for someone special.

With acres of extraordinary pleasure grounds to explore and a changing vista throughout the seasons, there is so much at West Dean to inspire and entertain you all year round.

What’s more, by becoming a Friend, you’ll be supporting our mission to inspire learning in the arts and conservation for everyone.

It has felt like a privilege to have become a Friend. The monthly coffee mornings have been a wonderful opening to the living history of the Edward James Foundation. The warm encouragement to participate with ideas of our own gives a sense that this is not simply coffee & chat! I look forward to attending more of the special evenings arranged at the College.


Contact the Friends Team

The Friends office is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

You can contact us via email or telephone us on 01243 818256.

Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how you can help support us