Just 3 miles north of Bosham lies the village of West Dean where you can find a real gem. West Dean College is a charitable foundation dedicated to Arts and Crafts where one can study a myriad of subjects from blacksmithing to photography, fine art to pottery and ceramics on both short and long courses. The College is not generally open to the public but the beautiful gardens, arboretum and grounds are open all year and well worth a visit. Seasonally themed weekends are held regularly and October has two:
The Apple Affair at West Dean Gardens
…will be held on the 1st and 2nd October . This event offers Orchard Tours, Real ales and Ciders, Cooking Demonstrations with Jean- Christophe Novelli and loads of lovely food stalls. Always great fun and a lovely atmosphere!
Halloween is big at West Dean Gardens
There will be pumpkins all over the place! Great fun for all the family – get your face painted and then hit the Halloween Trail!