Kirsty Wilson at West Dean Gardens Plant Fair



West Dean Gardens


Book your tickets and join the Perennials Day and Plant Fair.

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 our Head Gardener Tom Brown. There will also be a selection of nurseries with stalls selling their plants.


Talks and tours on the day include:

  • 2.00pm – Kirsty Wilson. Kirsty Wilson is the Garden Manager at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. She is also a TV presenter on BBC TV’s Beechgrove and appears on BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time as a panellist. Further to this, she is an award-winning garden designer, photographer, a member of the RHS Herbaceous Committee, and active on social media.

About Planting with Nature:

By re-imagining how we plan and use our gardens, we can all do our bit to support local wildlife, improve our health and help tackle the climate crisis. Positive steps, no matter how small, can really make a difference.

This is a practical, easy-to-use guide for anyone who wants to boost nature in their patch and make the world a little greener. Illustrated with specially commissioned drawings, it contains essential information on many topics, from planting nectar-rich borders, native hedgerows, trees and wildflower meadows to creating rain gardens, green roofs and ponds.

These activities, together with providing homes and feeders for birds, mammals, amphibians, bees and other insects, will encourage many kinds of native wildlife to thrive in your garden, whatever its size. Expert advice is also provided on sustainable gardening approaches to fruit and vegetable production, making compost and the propagation of new plants.


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Saturday 26 Aug 2023
West Dean Gardens, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0RX. United Kingdom