Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival 2019

    Festival

    Live arts and craft at a unique arts destination.

    A weekend bursting with creativity! Get hands-on with drop-in workshops and classes, see live demos, buy unique crafted items, meet the makers and see the work of emerging artists as you step into the historic House.

    Date
    31 May - 2 June 2019, 10am-5pm
  • Nigel Dunnett on planting

    Lecture

    Dr Nigel Dunnett's gardens and landscapes have lifted the spirits of city dwellers for decades. They are beautiful, uplifting places that resonate with the energy of the natural world and stop us in our tracks. In his book he shares his inspiration, philosophy and working methods. He puts his own particular style of naturalistic planting in historical context, teaches us how to read wild plant communities and understand how they behave in garden situations. Finally he shares his plant selection, which includes trees and shrubs as well as perennial and annual meadow plants, and implementation techniques in a neat planting design toolkit.

    Date
    Sunday 23 June 2019, 6pm
    Price
    £35
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 9 - 11 August 2019
    Join the party and dance to live Latin music, see Strictly Come Dancing star Graziano Di Prima dance live, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.

    Book your early bird tickets for 2019 now

    Date
    9 - 11 August 2019
  • More events are added throughout the year – please check back soon. You can also sign up to one of our eNewsletters to stay informed.

Support West Dean Gardens

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.

If you share our passion for the gardens and gardening excellence,
please find out how you can help support their upkeep.