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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 and 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.

Upcoming Events

There's some great events coming up in the West Dean Gardens calendar, the first one being Apple Affair on 1-2 October. For all you budding chefs, Jean-Christophe Novelli will be cooking some delicious autumn recipes in our cookery theatre both on Saturday and Sunday. The Keston Cobblers Club are playing on the Saturday and Queen of Spades Katie Rushworth is here on the Sunday. Book your tickets online before 26 September and save 20%. Find out more.

Next up is our whisky tasting event on 14 October. This is set to be a fantastic evening, hosted by West Dean Gardens friend Rosemary Moon. Tickets are £25pp but do include some food in the price as well as the samples of whiskies specially selected by Rosemary. 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

West Dean Gardens

Dahlias in front of the glasshouses at West Dean
Big bright dahlias at West Dean
Looking through the doors to the walled garden
Sunken Garden
West Dean Gardens Restaurant
Come and see the Glorious Gardening Exhibition in our 'Mushroom Shed' at West Dean
Beautiful bright borders in July
Chives in the Kitchen Garden
The Edwardian Pergola at West Dean Gardens
Cream Tea at West Dean Gardens Resturant
Begonias for sale at West Dean Gardens Shop
The view from the Pergola at West Dean Gardens
West Dean Gardens Glasshouses
Apples in the orchard, ready for Apple Affair
The Apple Store

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