Events at West Dean College

Escape the everyday

Listen to a concert, attend a free artist 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 arts and crafts at the West Dean Arts & Craft Festival.

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Upcoming events

Artists Meet their Makers - Contemporary art re-interpreted by West Dean Tapestry Studio
Tuesday 4 April - Saturday 1 July 2017
Literary Salon with Joanna Moorhead
Tuesday 18th April 2017

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.

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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Application deadline for Degree/Diploma courses

We are still accepting applications for September 2017 on most programmes.

Bursary and scholarships application deadline is 1 April 2017.

We welcome applications from UK/EU and international students.

Learn more about applying and entry