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  • Apple Affair

    Garden Event

    West Dean Gardens' Apple Affair is a celebration of the best of the British autumn harvest including the impressive apple harvest from West Dean's own orchards. Visitors can bring their own apple varieties along for identification, shop at the artisan stalls offering seasonal produce and products. There are also activities for children.

    Date
    1 - 2 October 2016
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Adult £12.50 Children £1.00
  • Whisky Tasting Evening

    Garden Event

    Come along to our whisky tasting evening this October for a chance to sample a range of whiskies and selection of seasonal foods to accompany them. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

    Date
    14 October 2016, 7pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens Restaurant
    Price
    £25
  • Stuart Whipps, Artist Talk

    Talk

    Currently exhibiting at British Art Show 8, Stuart Whipps uses the history and processes of photography to underpin much of his thinking. His recent exhibition 'Ilse of Slingers' at Spike Island, Bristol, explored the formation of ideas and the fixing of images, making particular reference to Edward James, founder of West Dean College.

    Date
    Monday 24 October, 5:30 - 7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free, booking essential
  • Halloween Activities

    Garden Event

    Are your little monsters brave enough to follow our Halloween trail and take part in a cauldron of Halloween activities?

    Adults £8.50 Child £4.00 - Book Online Now.

    Date
    26 - 30 October 2016
  • Edith, Elizabeth and I

    Performance

    An evening of theatre and literary history dedicated to Dame Edith Sitwell held in the State Rooms at West Dean College.

    Spend an evening viewing items from the archive, learn more about her relationship with Edward James and the portrait artist, Tchelitchew, and enjoy the theatrical experience of:

    Edith, Elizabeth and I. A fast moving one woman show created by Jules Craig.

    Date
    Wednesday 2 November 2016, 7.30pm
    Location
    West Dean College
    Price
    £15
  • Visit Father Christmas

    Garden Event

    Father Christmas Visits 10 - 11 & 17 - 18 December 2016

    Bring your family to visit Father Christmas at West Dean Gardens. Each child booked in to see Father Christmas will receive a small gift and there are Christmas craft activities. We have Mulled wine & mince pies for the adults too.

    Further details and prices to be announced.

    Date
    10 - 11 & 17 - 18 December 2016
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    The UK's biggest chilli festival will return on 11 - 13 August 2017. 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.

    Save 20% and book early bird tickets today!

    Date
    11 - 13 August 2017