Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • West Dean Arts and Craft Festival

    Festival

    Over 200 artists, makers, writers and performers gather together for the UK's definitive arts and craft festival.

    Be inspired by an outstanding showcase of arts and craft. Enjoy the theatre of live demonstrations, get hands-on in taster workshops, drop in and have-a-go on the craft hut trail, and shop with MADE from 120 superb makers and designers. Tap into the College's rich history of arts and craft as you discover works from the collection and enjoy tours, talks and screenings inside West Dean House.

    Save 20% and book early bird tickets before Friday 26th May!

    Date
    2 - 4 June 2017, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Pergola Open Air Theatre

    Performance

    New Theatre Productions at West Dean Gardens present:

    The Drunkard or Down with Demon Drink! directed by John Hyatt
    A rollicking Victorian melodrama. Cheer the hero! Hiss the villain! Go home laughing!
    and
    Entertaining Angels directed by Carol Hicks
    A sharp edged comedy with probing wit. There are disturbing revelations in the vicarage garden.

    Date
    7.45pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Adult £10 Child £8 (under 16)
  • Pergola Open Air Theatre

    Performance

    New Theatre Productions at West Dean Gardens present:

    The Drunkard or Down with Demon Drink! directed by John Hyatt
    A rollicking Victorian melodrama. Cheer the hero! Hiss the villain! Go home laughing!
    and
    Entertaining Angels directed by Carol Hicks
    A sharp edged comedy with probing wit. There are disturbing revelations in the vicarage garden.

    Date
    7.45pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Adult £10 Child £8 (under 16)
  • Lessons from the Landscape

    Lecture

    Enjoy this day lecture with James and Helen Basson. Learn how to create beautiful, low maintenance, dry gardens that mix contemporary design with traditional skills.

    Date
    Sunday 23 July 2017
    Price
    £73
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Garden Event

    The UK's biggest chilli festival will return on 11 - 13 August 2017. Join the party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles. Make the most of the family-friendly festival atmosphere and camp onsite with great facilities.

    Save 20% and book early bird tickets today!

    Date
    11 - 13 August 2017
  • Halloween Activities

    Garden Event

    Are your little monsters brave enough to follow our Halloween trail and take part in a cauldron of Halloween activities?

    Adults £8.75 Child £4.00 - Book Online Now.

    Date
    25 - 29 October 2017
  • 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.