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    What's looking good in spring 2023

    Posted on 3rd February 2023

    As we move into the spring of 2023, Head Gardener Tom Brown looks at how the garden can meet the future needs of our visitors, students, and community with an increasing number of new challenges.

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    What's looking good in summer 2022

    Posted on 28th July 2022

    Head Gardener, Tom Brown talks about the challenges of managing West Dean Gardens and he recommends what displays and tours to look out for on your next visit this summer and in upcoming seasons. 


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    What's looking good in summer - Part 2

    Posted on 9th August 2018

    Weather has not been such a hot topic for ages with the drought of June and July making us rather nervous as we watched the skies for any sign of rain. If you can keep watering the plants over summer, then displays of rudbeckias and zinnias thrive in this endless sunny weather, as you'll see in our Cutting Garden. Read more in our latest blog from Sarah Wain.

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    What's looking good in summer?

    Posted on 29th June 2018

    After a miserably cold and wet beginning to the year, West Dean Gardens is now bathed in glorious sunshine and the gardeners have changed their fretting from endless rain to endless watering as it's been so dry recently.

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    Looking good at West Dean Gardens in spring - Part 2

    Posted on 18th April 2018

    In terms of fruit blossom, most of it is all before us. Hoorah! Cherry blossom will soon fill one wall in the pit yard and pears and apples won't be far behind, so there's plenty to ooh over if you visit West Dean in the coming month, not forgetting the flowery meads that have been created throughout the Gardens and Arboretum.

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