Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens in West Sussex is one of the greatest restored gardens open to the public today.
Visitors can explore a wide range of historic features on a gentle walk around the grounds. From surreal trees to the restored walled garden, West Dean Gardens proudly presents its rich creative and social heritage.
Dogs on a short lead are welcome in West Dean Gardens.
West Dean Gardens are opening hours:
JAN, FEB, NOV & DEC
Mon-Fri 10:30 - 16:00
Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9:00 - 16:00
MAR - OCT
Mon-Fri 10:30 - 17:00
Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9:00 - 17:00
23-26 December 2019 + 1 Jan 2020 - CLOSED
FEB, NOV & DEC
Gift Aid: £6.90
MAR - OCT
Gift Aid: £10.45
Special rates available for groups
Access to the Gardens during West Dean Arts & Craft Festival & Chilli Fiesta is restricted to event ticket holders.
RHS Members - free access to the Gardens (except April - September). Applies to main member and excludes event days.
The shop, restaurant and the majority of the gardens are accessible to wheelchair users. Please contact West Dean directly if you require more information about your visit.
West Dean Gardens is 6 miles north of Chichester on the A286 towards Midhurst. The entrance to the Gardens is clearly signposted off the A286 (N.B. West Dean College has a separate entrance). Free parking is available, with designated spaces for disabled visitors and coaches.
For satellite navigation use postcode PO18 0RX to find West Dean Gardens.
By train: the nearest train station is Chichester, from where you can pick up a taxi or the number 60 bus.
By bus: the number 60 bus runs from Midhurst to Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) every half hour Monday - Saturday. On Sundays buses are every hour. For an up-to-date timetable visit the STAGECOACH website