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A Blast of Colour in November

If you haven't visited West Dean Gardens this autumn already then please do come and marvel at the autumn array of colours on show. Read more about what's looking good in November in the Gardens in our latest blog by Sarah Wain.

Festive Fun at West Dean

We're getting ready for Christmas now and the Gardens Shop is well stocked with festive treats and some fantastic Christmas gift ideas. We're open from 9am at weekends or 10.30am weekdays so there's plenty of time for a spot of Christmas shopping. You don't have to pay to enter the Gardens to come and browse the shop or visit the Restaurant, so why not stay for lunch or afternoon tea afterwards?

If you're arranging a Christmas lunch with friends or family then why not book a table in the Gardens Restaurant? We're now taking bookings for 1-23 December (Mondays- Fridays).

The Christmas magic continues with our visit Father Christmas weekends on 10-11 and 17-18 December. Online booking is essential as time slots can get booked up early. Child tickets £5 and adult tickets £5.50 and it all includes full access to the Gardens.

Photographic Exhibition

Come and see our photographic exhibition, as part of our 25 years of glorious gardening celebrations this year. The exhibiton includes images showing the gardens back in the early 1990s when our head gardeners Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain first started working at West Dean, the transformation is astounding! Entry to the exhibition is all included in the Gardens entry price. Read more about our West Dean Gardens photo exhibition.

To help mark the 25 years of glorious gardening our glasshouse appeal continues in which we hope to raise £40,000. Our nectarine and late vinery - glasshouse 25 - is in desperate need of renovation so please dig deep to help '25' survive for another 25 years and beyond.

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