Join Derry Watkins, one of the country's leading plantswomen, for this gardening lecture. Derry will discuss how seeds work and then progress to sowing, successful germination, growing on and collecting and storing your own seeds.
Make Mother's Day extra special with a visit that will last a season. All mums will receive a free Spring Pass*, for unlimited Gardens entry until 31 May 2019, to watch spring unfold with over 500,000 bulbs and flowers. * Terms and conditions apply
Bring family and friends to West Dean Gardens near Chichester during the Easter holidays and follow the Easter trail for a prize at the end.The trail has two levels of difficulty, so it's suitable for all ages, and there are garden games along the way. Children can also enjoy Easter themed arts and craft activities in the Gardens' classroom.
Explore the Gardens and see the spring flowers, enjoy lunch or afternoon tea at the Gardens Restaurant (breakfasts available from 9am at weekends and Bank Holidays) and browse the Shop for seasonal gifts and plants.
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.
The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 9 - 11 August
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.
Book your early bird tickets for 2019 now