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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.

  • Summer

    West Dean Gardens - July 2014

    Posted on 6th August 2015

    June was a wonderful month for a garden visit to West Dean and July looks set to be the same. Plenty of sun filled days after the relentless winter rain have put a skip into the visitors step as they come along to enjoy all aspects of the gardens and there is certainly plenty here to tempt them.

  • Summer

    Heating Up In August

    Posted on 6th August 2015

    Wow! What a difference warm weather makes to a garden! So far this summer the flower display in the cutting garden and on the borders in the Walled Garden is looking fantastic with the rudbeckia trial taking pride of place. Beneficial insects and butterflies are having a field day too.

  • Looking good

    Knowing your onions

    Posted on 4th August 2015

    After all the rain last year, this year's dry weather is capping the growth of the garden, you know how it is - gardeners are never really happy with the weather but our spuds, onions and their allies have now been harvested in the kitchen garden.

  • Chilli Fiesta

    9 Days 9 Stalls, Part 1: Tasty Treats and Cosy Feet

    Posted on 30th July 2015

    With 9 days to go until festival time and with 180 stalls to peruse through at the 20th West Dean Chilli Fiesta, there's an almost endless supply of garden and chilli-based produce to enjoy including food, drink, souvenirs and gadgets!

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