Open Days - register now

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

  • 7 December 2018, and
  • 9 February 2019.

Find out more about Open Days and register

Events at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Escape the everyday

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

View the complete event calendar

A Creative 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.

Learn more

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