Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • Whisky Tasting Evening

    Garden Event

    Come along to our whisky tasting evening this April for a chance to sample a range of whiskies and selection of seasonal foods to accompany them. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

    Date
    28 April 2017, 7pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens Restaurant
    Price
    £25
  • An evening with Head Gardeners Jim and Sarah

    Talk

    Join West Dean Gardens head gardeners Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain for an evening talk and tour on Tuesday 9 May. Come and hear Jim and Sarah discuss the trials and tribulations of recent work undertaken and what's new in the Gardens for 2017. Now in their 26th year at West Dean there will be some reflection on that time here as well as sharing their vision for the summer and autumn ahead.

    Date
    Tuesday 9 May, 6.30pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    £15
  • 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 today!

    Date
    2 - 4 June 2017, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • 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.