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Events at West Dean College

Escape the everyday

Listen to a concert, attend a free artist or author talk or be inspired by one of our partner events. Against the historic backdrop of West Dean College and Gardens you are invited to feel the heat at Chilli Fiesta and experience an outstanding showcase of Art at the Student End of Year Summer Show.

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Upcoming events

Deeds Not Words: Banner-Making Workshop
Saturday 26 May 2018, 10am - 4pm
Artist Talk: Eilís O’Connell
Tuesday 29 May 2018, 5.30 - 7pm

College Open Days & Visits

West Dean College is internationally recognised for conservation and creative arts education. It is a centre of excellence and collaboration. Discover the unique creative atmosphere for yourself at the next Open Day.

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A venue to make any event truly unique

Host your meeting or conference in one of our prestigious rooms. Enjoy a magical wedding in the house or grounds. Relax in comfort as a B&B guest, or indulge yourself and guests using our private dining service.

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

Explore the award-winning gardens. Wander the 300ft long pergola, newly 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 lunch or tea in the gardens restaurant, which has Visit England Quality Assured status.

Learn more about West Dean Gardens.

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