Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • Guitars in the Gardens

    Talk

    Enjoy an evening with Guitars in the Garden, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, often interspersed with improvisation and voice. Enjoy a meal or pre-performance drink in the West Dean Gardens Restaurant. Tickets bookable via the Festival of Chichester.

    Date
    Sunday 24 June & Sunday 8 July
    Location
    West Dean Gardens Restaurant
    Price
    £8
  • Pergola Open Air Theatre

    Performance

    New Theatre Productions at West Dean Gardens present:

    The Rivals - Directed by Carol Hicks.
    &
    The Roundabout - Directed by John Hyatt.

    Date
    25 June - 7 July 7.45pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Adult £10 Child £8 (under 16)
  • Guitars in the Gardens

    Talk

    Enjoy an evening with Guitars in the Garden, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, often interspersed with improvisation and voice. Enjoy a meal or pre-performance drink in the West Dean Gardens Restaurant. Tickets bookable via the Festival of Chichester.

    Date
    Sunday 24 June & Sunday 8 July
    Location
    West Dean Gardens Restaurant
    Price
    £8
  • Pergola Open Air Theatre

    Performance

    New Theatre Productions at West Dean Gardens present:

    The Rivals - Directed by Carol Hicks.
    &
    The Roundabout - Directed by John Hyatt.

    Date
    25 June - 7 July 7.45pm
    Location
    West Dean Gardens
    Price
    Adult £10 Child £8 (under 16)
  • Chilli Fiesta

    Festival

    The UK's biggest chilli festival returns 10 - 12 August 2018
    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.

    Early bird rate (20% discount) Book Today.

    Date
    10 - 12 August 2018
  • Concert by William Kanengiser

    Concert

    William is an international concert artist. Member of the Grammy award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and faculty member of the University of Southern California.

    Date
    Saturday 18 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Recital by Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo

    Concert

    Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo have been described as performers 'with truly uncanny unanimity' (Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph) and 'with astounding exquisiteness' (Paul Driver, Sunday Times). Julian and Dan first met studying at Birmingham Conservatoire where they both received First Class Honours and the Principal's Prize, continuing their studies with a joint Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with Distinction and the Performance Diploma.

    Recital by Vickers Bovey Guitar Duo. £5 (payable if not attending the Guitar Festival Open Day)

    A few upcoming concerts:

    Date
    Sunday 19 August 2018, 6pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £5
  • Concert by Xuefei Yang

    Concert

    Xuefei is a prize winning Chinese international concert artist. Commissioner of new works for the guitar, EMI recording artist and popular visiting lecturer.

    Date
    Monday 20 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    St Andrews Church, West Dean
    Price
    £15
  • Concert by The Modern Guitar Trio

    Concert

    The Modern Guitar Trio was formed in 2000 when Australian Roland Chadwick teamed up with English virtuosos Roland Gallery and Vincent Lindsay-Clark to record Roland Chadwick's Letter from LA for his CD; The Revealing. This suite has since been performed extensively by the Modern Guitar Trio and other trios have played this work throughout Europe, the Americas and Australia.

    Date
    Tuesday 21 August 2018, 8pm
    Location
    The Auditorium, Edward James Studios (Use Gardens Entrance)
    Price
    £15
  • Tapas Evenings

    Garden Event

    Join us for a Spanish evening of tapas, sangria, rioja and spanish guitar music at the West Dean Gardens Restaurant. With a delicious menu there's a great choice for all tastes. Limited spaces, advance booking required.

    Date
    Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August 2018
  • A garden design masterclass

    Lecture

    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.

    Date
    16 March 2019
    Price
    £83
  • Sowing and growing your garden

    Lecture

    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.

    Date
    30 March 2019
    Price
    £83
  • 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.