Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • At West Dean Book Launch

    Book Launch


    The creation of an exemplary garden By Jim Buckland & Sarah Wain

    Join us at West Dean Gardens for the launch of this beautiful hardback book - we will be the first to sell the book.

    At West Dean is the first book to comprehensively document the extensive and unique restoration project of West Dean Gardens; a celebration of the gardening excellence and love affair with planting that Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain have established at West Dean over a 25-year period.

    2 October 2018, 6.30pm
    Free (reserve online)
  • 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 £9 (normal Gardens entry). Child £5 - book online now

    24- 28 October 2018
  • A garden design masterclass


    Join garden designer James Alexander-Sinclair for this gardening lecture on 16 March 2019 where he will discuss the principles of good garden design and how to strike the right balance between beauty and practicality.

    16 March 2019
  • Sowing and growing your garden


    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.

    30 March 2019
  • Chilli Fiesta


    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 9 - 11 August 2019
    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

    9 - 11 August 2019
  • 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.