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Plan for 2018

The gardens are currently closed, re-opening again on 2 February 2018. However, that doesn't mean you can't plan and anticipate your first visit of the year. Tickets can be bought in advance online. Whether booking for yourself or buying a a gift for a friend, all we need to see is the reference number when you arrive, which you will receive in your email confirmation. Tickets are not specific to a particular date, giving you the freedom to change your mind which day to come. You can also still buy or renew your Friends membership by phone, call us on 01243 818256.

For the keen gardeners amongst you we also have a series of gardening talks and lectures coming up in 2018 that might be of interest. Keep up to date with all events here.

Chilli Fiesta might seem a long way off, but you can see some of our photos from Chilli Fiesta 2017 and also buy tickets for Chilli Fiesta 2018, SAVE 20% with our early bird rate. Book tickets today.

What's looking good in winter at West Dean Gardens?

"Feisty winter weather can either have you huddling by the fireside or donning outdoor gear for an invigorating walk outdoors. Even clothed in winter garb, West Dean Gardens offers a special treat for those of us who enjoy watching, listening to and walking through the seasonal changes." Read Gardens Supervisor, Sarah Wain's latest blog, to get the low-down on what to look out for on your next visit to West Dean Gardens.

Photographic exhibition continues in 2018

During your visit to West Dean make sure you stop by the 'mushroom shed' to see the wonderful photo exhibition in the Kitchen Garden of before and after pictures. Created as part of our 25 years of glorious gardening celebrations in 2016 the exhibition includes images of the gardens in the early 1990s when our head gardeners Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain first started working at West Dean. It gives a fantastic insight in to the work involved and the transformation is astounding! Entry to the exhibition is all included in the Gardens entry price.

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