Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • 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
    26 June - 8 July 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
    26 June - 8 July 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 returns 11 - 13 August 2017
    Join the party and dance to live Latin music, 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.
    Save 20% and book early bird tickets today!

    Date
    11 - 13 August 2017
  • Author Talk - Iain Sinclair

    Talk

    The College's Creative Writing department invites you to a talk with Iain Sinclair.

    Iain Sinclair is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, including Downriver; Radon Daughters and Lights Out for the Territory; London Orbital, London Overground and in 2017 The Last London. Renowned as a chronicler of uncharted and often unloved parts of the UK, Sinclair evokes a rich, hidden history that is enlivened by his own memories of the urban landscape. He lives and works in Hackney, east London.

    Date
    Tuesday 26 September, 5.30-7pm
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    Free event
  • 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.