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    H is for heritage

    Posted on 27th April 2016

    H is for heritage at West Dean Gardens celebrating 25 Years of Glorious Gardening.

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    G is for glasshouses

    Posted on 10th November 2015

    The 13 Victorian glasshouses by Foster & Pearson are a highlight of the Kitchen Garden at West Dean. Find out more about the history and importance of the glasshouses at West Dean Gardens.

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    F is for flower borders

    Posted on 8th October 2015

    The flower borders at West Dean Gardens are a glorious blaze of colour during the summer months and the cutting gardens provide an almost endless supply of flowers for the House.

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    E is for espaliers

    Posted on 8th September 2015

    The fruit collection at West Dean Gardens feature over 100 varieties of apple and 45 varieties of pears, including heritage varieties with links to West Sussex. Read more in our West Dean Gardens blog.

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    D is for door latch

    Posted on 13th August 2015

    The door handles of the glasshouses at West Dean Gardens were designed to allow easy opening for gardeners with their hands full of tools. Read more in our blog.

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    C is for (heritage) catalogues

    Posted on 10th July 2015

    The majority of the 13 Victorian glasshouses and four sets of cold frames at West Dean Gardens were erected between 1891 and 1905 by Foster & Pearson. Find out more about the gardens heritage.

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    B is for Blossom

    Posted on 21st April 2015

    There are around 100 varieties of apples and 45 of pears in the orchards in the Walled Garden at West Dean many grown espalier-style around the walls. Read more in our West Dean Gardens blog.

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    A is for Apples

    Posted on 20th March 2015

    The fruit collection at West Dean Gardens features over 100 varieties of apple and 45 varieties of pears, many of them trained into exquisite traditional shapes. There is, however, more to an apple than a quick bite.