Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • Mother's Day at West Dean Gardens

    Garden Event

    If you're looking for somewhere to treat your Mum on Mothering Sunday, look no further than the wonderful West Dean Gardens. Come along and see the gardens in all their glory with spectacular displays of spring flowering bulbs.

    Date
    Sunday 26 March, 9am - 5pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Free Entry For Mums, Adult Tickets (£8.75)
  • A Life of Plants

    Talk

    Find out more about Roy Lancaster's 'Life in Plants'. Hear about what inspired him and what led him to become a professional gardener. Roy is known for being on BBC Gardeners' World and BBC Gardeners' Question Time. Roy Lancaster is one of the most highly regarded and distinguished horticulturalists in the country.

    Date
    Thursday 30 March 2017
    Price
    £30
  • Easter Trail

    Garden Event

    Bring family and friends to West Dean Gardens and follow the Easter Egg Trail for a chocolate prize.

    See the spring flowers, enjoy lunch at the Gardens Restaurant and browse the shop for unique gifts.

    Date
    13 - 17 April 2017
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
  • 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

    West Dean Arts & Craft Festival, 2-4th June 2017 promises an outstanding showcase of arts and craft activities to engage a wide audience, taking our former Design and Craft Fair (which attracted 5,000 visitors last year) to an exciting new level.

    This year we are opening the doors to historic West Dean House, home to West Dean College near Chichester, to inspire visitors with works from the Edward James Collection, house tours and the chance to dip into the College's rich history of arts and craft.

    Date
    2 - 4 June 2017
  • 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.