Make the most of West Dean with unlimited visits for you and your loved ones. Become a member today or buy the perfect gift for someone special.
With acres of extraordinary pleasure grounds to explore and a changing vista throughout the seasons, there is so much at West Dean to inspire and entertain you all year round.
What’s more, by becoming a Friend, you’ll be supporting our mission to inspire learning in the arts and conservation for everyone.
The two levels of membership - College and Garden - which enable you to enjoy the parts of West Dean that interest you most.
Complimentary entry - all Friends enjoy the changing face of West Dean Gardens throughout the year during normal opening hours, every day except 23-26 December and 1 January.
Events - your chance to discover more about the College and meet the people who look after West Dean House and the glorious Gardens that you enjoy year round. An additional charge may apply and certain events are restricted to College Friends only.
Regular Newsletters - packed full of information to help you make the most of your membership, keep informed and right up to date with all the latest news and events.
Relax and have a brew! - After a long walk around the gardens, perhaps it's time for a cream tea? You can enjoy a 10% discount in the Gardens Restaurant (excluding alcohol and special menus/events) - just show your Friend membership card at the till.
College Friends receive the following additional benefits:
Make use of the College Craft Shop, Dining Room and Steward's Bar - Connect with like-minded Friends and become part of our artistic community. Stock-up with supplies from the craft shop, have a drink in the bar or dine with us in the College Dining Room. Advance booking is essential.
Monthly Coffee Morning - Join us on the second Friday of each month from 10.30am for a cup of coffee and to meet other College Friends. We will also be joined by a guest speaker every other month - a great opportunity for you to hear from the people who work hard to protect the historic house, its collection and grounds. There's no need to book, just show your College Friend membership card and sign-in at the College reception. We look forward to seeing you.
|Select your package||Garden Friend||College Friend|
|Individual + Guest*||£66||£124|
*Guest must be accompanied by the card-holding Friend.
**Two named individuals can enter together or separately.
There is no charge for children under 16 to enter the gardens except on some event days.
West Dean College or Garden Friend membership also makes the perfect gift for friends or loved ones to enjoy all year round. We can send the membership pack directly to your gift recipient or return it to you to give them directly. When you purchase gift membership online, please enter the recipient's details on the first page and complete your own details on the second page.
'West Dean Gardens are so special because they are where horticultural skills are honed, traditions preserved and plants of all types grown and tested.'TOBY BUCKLAND, Gardener and TV presenter.
Foxgloves Display Private View
Friday 5 June/Friday 19 June, 6.00-9.30pm (approximate finishing time)
Gardens and Gardens Restaurant
West Dean's own version of the popular Radio Programme. On our panel will be West Dean Head Gardener, Tom Brown; Martin Duncan, Head Gardener, Arundel Castle; Benjamin Pope, Head Gardener, Trotton Place Private Estate, with Annie Guilfoyle, Creative Landscape, garden design consultancy and West Dean College Tutor, as the compère.
When you book your tickets, you will be invited to send us your gardening question. We will let you know if your question has been selected for the evening. Question Time will be followed by drinks and a buffet of small bowl food and mini desserts in the Oak Hall, with the opportunity to meet the panellists.
Christmas Carols at West Dean
Thursday 10 December, two performances 2.30pm and 7.00pm
Old Library and Oak Hall, West Dean College
Look out for information about all our Christmas activities at West Dean later in the year. Bookings for the Friend Carols and other events will open nearer the time.