West Dean – autumnal dream


Having described (at some length!) Keith Wiley’s inspiring talk in yesterday’s post, one thing I didn’t disclose was where the talk took place, and the answer is wonderful West Dean.

I’ve written about West Dean before, here, and it really is one of my favourite places.  The combination of a first class garden (with flowers, fruit and veg and amazing glasshouses) as well as a fabulous college, offering numerous inspiring talks and courses, makes it a place I could happily adopt as a home from home.

When I visited on Saturday for Keith’s talk, I wasn’t sure whether I would write about the gardens again.  However, I’d brought my camera just in case, and a quick whirl around the walled gardens during our lunch break made it very obvious there was plenty to share, so enjoy!







I loved this Dahlia – D. FuschianaIMG_4942

and this Zinnia, Z. Raspberry CordialIMG_4933


Perfect veg, as everIMG_4978

with more to comeIMG_5001

and a stunning array of pots to finish.IMG_4957

2 thoughts on “West Dean – autumnal dream

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