This year marks 25 years since head gardeners, husband and wife,
Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain, began the transformation of West Dean
into award-winning gardens, in the wake of the Great Storms of
1987. In the years since 1991, they have revitalised the 19th
century landscape and overseen tremendous changes which have
brought the gardens international respect for both the quality and
variety of horticultural practice.