A Unique Historic Venue

Host your meeting, conference or event in one of our beautiful State rooms, rich in arts history and atmosphere. Relax in comfort as a B&B guest, or find out about private dining events.

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Escape the everyday

Come to a concert, attend a free artist or author talk or be inspired by one of our partner events.

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Upcoming events

SEE – West Dean Visual Arts in Margate
20-28 July 2019, 11am-5pm
Chilli Fiesta
9 - 11 August 2019

West Dean Gardens

Enjoy one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public in England.

Explore the award-winning gardens, wander the 300ft long pergola, the restored sunken garden, walled kitchen garden and impressive collection of Victorian glasshouses, or enjoy a parkland walk with views over the South Downs.

Complete your visit with a delicious lunch or afternoon tea in the Gardens Restaurant, which has Visit England Quality Assured status, and explore the gift shop.

There are many family-friendly and dog-friendly events held in the Gardens throughout the year - take a look at the Gardens Events Calendar and book online.

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Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how you can help support us