West Dean Gardens’ Perennial Day & Plant Fair

Date: Saturday 26 August 2023

West Dean Gardens’ Perennial Day and Plant Fair is on Saturday 26th August 2023 at West Dean Gardens, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0RX. The RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee will be giving talks to help inspire you to grow perennials and to indulge in this wonderful group of plants. Plus take a tour of West Dean Gardens with Head Gardener, Tom Brown. A selection of nurseries will be selling plants. Talks and tours on the day include: 11am – Gardens Tour – Take a tour of the West Dean Walled Garden with West Dean Head Gardener. 12pm – Steve Edney – Steve is an award-winning garden designer and member of the RHS Herbaceous Committee. He was the head gardener at Salutation. 1pm – Bob Brown – Bob has been the vice chairman of the Herbaceous Committees of the RHS overseeing the Award of Garden Merit (AGM). He was awarded the Veitch Memorial Medal for contributions to the science and advancement of horticulture. 2pm – Kirsty Wilson – Kirsty manages a team of volunteers, experts and students at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and is responsible for the herbaceous collection at the garden. Previously, she worked for HRH King Charles III at Highgrove.. 2.30pm – Gardens Tour – Take a tour of the gardens (College grounds) with West Dean Head Gardener, Tom Brown. 3pm – Gardener’s Question Time – If you have any perennial gardening questions now’s the perfect chance to get the answer from our panel of experts. West Dean Gardens Members and RHS Members enjoy free entry for this event. Please bring your West Dean or RHS Membership card to validate your ticket. Tickets are available to buy online or at West Dean Gardens Gift Shop. Tickets will also be available on the day, but booking in advance is recommended. For more information and to order your tickets, please click here.

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