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  • Snowdrop Festival

    Garden Event

    Open as part of the National Garden Scheme's first ever Snowdrop Festival held at West Dean Gardens on Sunday 14th February 2016, 10.30am - 4pm.

    This event is not pre-bookable online, please pay on the door.

    Time
    Sunday 14 February 2016
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
  • Mother's Day at West Dean Gardens

    Garden Event

    If you're looking for somewhere to treat your mum on Mothering Sunday, look no further than the wonderful West Dean Gardens. Come along and see the gardens in all their glory with spectacular displays of spring flowering bulbs.

    Time
    Sunday 6 March, 9am - 5pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Free Entry For Mums, Adult Tickets (£8.50)
  • Easter Egg Trail

    Garden Event

    Bring family and friends to West Dean Gardens and follow the Easter Egg Trail for a chocolate prize.

    See the spring flowers, enjoy lunch at the Gardens Restaurant and browse he shop for unique gifts.

    Adults standard gardens entry (£8.50) Children £2.50 (Price includes two children's activities and a chocolate prize for completing the trail)

    On-line booking coming soon.

    Time
    25th - 28th March 2016, 9am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    £2.50 Children, £8.50 Adults
  • Delight in dahlias

    Talk

    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.

    Course code: GT6096

    Time
    Saturday 26 March
    Price
    £25
  • Annual House Opening

    Event

    If you have ever wondered what's inside West Dean House, home to West Dean College, now is your chance to find out! We're delighted to be opening the house Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1st May for visitors to explore the historic state rooms and the rich history of West Dean House, view the surrealist works of art on display and more…

    Time
    Saturday 30 April - Sunday 1 May, 10am - 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
    Location
    West Dean College
  • Calling all Makers to Design and Craft Fair, featuring MADE

    Garden Event

    The successful West Dean Design and Craft Fair will be returning for its third year over three days from 3 - 5 June 2016. Exhibitor registration will be open at the beginning of December and the College is calling for printmakers, designers and makers to show and sell their work. There will be additional hands-on taster workshops and free demonstrations in contemporary art and craft run by the College. Last year over 5,000 people enjoyed the event which takes place in the grounds and workshops of West Dean, organised by the College in collaboration with the team behind the highly successful MADE London, MADE Brighton and the Brighton Art Fair. New for this year is a dedicated print section exhibiting and selling original prints.

    Time
    3 - 5 June 2016
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    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.

    Book Early Bird Chilli Fiesta Tickets online now. (Early Bird saves you 20%)

    Time
    5 - 7 August 2016
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