Join a college open day, stay overnight, explore the gardens or book your special event here.
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is internationally recognised for conservation and arts education. Book your place at our next virtual open day and find out for yourself why 97% of students would recommend studying here. Learn more about the course you are interested in, meet the tutors (via Zoom) and see the workshops, chat to other students and find out about funding opportunities.Find out more and register
Take a virtual tour of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Explore the degree and diploma workshops and studios, plus student areas such as the dining room, bar and craft shop.Take a virtual tour
Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, the Gardens are one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today. Visitors can explore a wide range of historic features on a gentle walk around the grounds. From surreal trees in the Spring Garden to the sunken garden and restored walled garden, or a parkland walk with views over the South Downs, there's plenty to enjoy.
To visit the Gardens pre-booking tickets online is essential. Tickets are available for up to two weeks in advance.Book your tickets for West Dean Gardens
Host your meeting, conference, product launch or away day in one of our beautiful state rooms rich in arts history for between six and 100 guests or delegates.
Find out more about private dining events, special birthday or anniversary celebrations, in historic characterful rooms. Mouth-watering menus are prepared using fresh and local ingredients where possible, with wines chosen to complement your menu.
Relax and unwind in the beautiful location, staying with us as a B&B guest. Enjoy the stunning views and walks in West Dean Gardens.
In October 1971, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation opened its doors as a centre for the study of conservation, arts, crafts, writing, gardening and music.