Events at West Dean Gardens

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  • Christmas Lunches

    Talk

    Enjoy a delicious three-course traditional Christmas lunch with family or friends at West Dean Gardens Restaurant, from £27.50pp. Now taking bookings for Mondays-Fridays between 4 - 21 December 2017. Book by phone or online.

    Date
    4 - 21 December 2017, Mondays - Fridays
    Location
    West Dean Gardens Restaurant
  • Avant gardeners - the contemporary garden as an art form

    Talk

    Landscape critic and Daily Telegraph garden columnist Tim Richardson will discuss landscape and garden conceptualism worldwide, focusing on the work of key designers including Martha Schwartz and Kathryn Gustafson. These gardens rely on artificial materials, bright colours and an underlying narrative - they are gardens which can be 'read'. It's the opposite of the English country garden approach, but Tim argues that it often makes sense in urban environments. He coined the term 'landscape conceptualism' and was the first to define what has become an influential international phenomenon.

    Date
    Tuesday 23 January 2018
    Location
    The Old Library, West Dean College
    Price
    £30
  • The Living Jigsaw – how to garden with wildlife in mind

    Talk

    Val will be talking about the content of her book, The Living Jigsaw, which explores gardening without using chemicals, as Val believes passionately that it's quite possible to have a beautiful flower-packed garden and help wildlife. Based on her own garden, Spring Cottage, Val's talk offers a unique insight into how natural gardens work and with much of wildlife in a terrifying decline, how gardeners can begin to nurture the planet beyond their own garden wall.

    Date
    Saturday 5 May 2018
    Location
    West Dean College
    Price
    £30
  • More events are added throughout the year – please check back soon. You can also sign up to one of our eNewsletters to stay informed.

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