For 15 years, Graham has organised the Garden Event at West Dean, a small garden show for the public held at the beautiful gardens at West Dean near Chichester, West Sussex. Since 2004, this has been part of the Plants For Europe business.
After careful consideration, Graham and the West Dean team have agreed that the 2010 Garden Event will be the last. This is a sad decision, but reflects that Plants For Europe needs to concentrate on the core business of representing new plants and that the market for garden shows has completely changed (and shrunk) in the last few years. It allows West Dean to redesign their annual events programme, with a new event being launched in 2011 to replace the Garden Event, Wholly Herb show and Totally Tomato show.
It has been nothing but an absolute pleasure to work with West Dean for all these years and we wish them every success with their new shows programme.
Here are the dates for West Dean events in 2011:
- MedFest: 9-10 July
- Chilli Fiesta: 5-7 August
- The West Dean Festival: 26-29 August
- Apple Affair: 1-2 October
Details will be available soon on the West Dean website.