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Autumn is here... and so is our Autumn Pass

See the gorgeous autumn colours at West Dean and enjoy unlimited entry to the gardens for six weeks for just £17. Autumn is a great time to visit West Dean read more about what to look out for in Sarah Wain's latest blog. Our Autumn Pass means you can visit as often as you like during the six weeks whether it's to see the seasonal vegetable displays in the Kitchen Garden or wonderful changing colours on walks in the Arboretum. The Pass is available from the gardens shop. Please see our full T&Cs.

Spooky Fun For Half Term

Our Halloween activity days (26-30 October) have now started. Bring the children along, there's loads for them to do and it's just £4 for children for all the activities (adults, normal gardens entry). The Restaurant will be serving some scrummy spooky treats too. Find out more.

The Gardens Gift Shop now has some great fun Halloween goodies. Come and see what spooky treats (or tricks) you can find.

Historic England Angel Awards

Next week Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain will be heading to London to find out if they have won this pretigious award for their outstanding contribution to heritage, we're very excited for them. Follow us on Twitter for live updates. Find out more.

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.

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.

Autumn Pass Terms and Conditions

  • Available from the Gardens shop.
  • Valid for six weeks from purchase date.
  • Last purchase date 7 November 2016.
  • Valid for Gardens entry until 19 December 2016.
  • Entitles the adult named on the card to unlimited entry to West Dean Gardens during normal opening hours.
  • Pass must be shown upon entry on each visit.
  • Pass holders may be required to provide proof of ID.
  • Exclusions: Apple Affair 1 - 2 October 2016.
  • The Gardens Autumn Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable (including full and partial refunds and against Friend Memberships)
  • Valid from/end dates to be entered at point of purchase by Gardens Shop staff and must not be altered.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission if the pass is or appears to be forged, damaged, defaced or otherwise tampered with.
  • If you have already paid normal entry on the day we cannot refund it against the cost of the Autumn Pass
  • Expired cards will not be accepted

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