Garden Event

Apple Affair

West Dean Gardens

West Dean Gardens' Apple Affair no longer takes place. Please keep up to date with our other events here.

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 and pumpkins and gourds from the Victorian Kitchen Garden.

What's on?

  • Cooking demonstrations from multi-Michelin Star award winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli
  • Live music from the Keston Cobblers Club (Saturday)
  • Apple displays
  • Orchard tours
  • Gardens tours
  • Apple identification
  • Food and shopping with over 40 stalls
  • Explore West Dean Gardens
  • Vintage Tea Room
  • Real ales and cider
  • Katie Rushworth, Queen of Spades, one of the presenters on ITVs 'Love Your Garden', will be talking about what to cook from your allotment.

West Dean Apple Affair is held during the British Food Fortnight (17 September - 2 October). Visitors can bring their own apple varieties along for identification and shop at around 30 artisan stalls offering seasonal produce and products. Apple Affair is a great day out near Chichester for all the family.

Children's activities include:

  • Bouncy castle
  • Games
  • Harvest activities
  • Coconut shy

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West Dean Gardens is part of a registered charity and its upkeep and care are only possible with the support of generous donors, friends and legacy gifts.

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