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West Dean Gardens

A beautifully rejuvenated historic garden rich in creative and social heritage.

Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

West Dean House and Gardens in West Sussex
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Visit West Dean Gardens (part of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation) in West Sussex and escape to a beautifully rejuvenated historic garden rich in creative and social heritage. Explore the extensive grounds on a gentle walk or venture further to the unique arboretum.

Features include the 13 restored Victorian Glasshouses housing orchids, fuchsias, figs, vines, melons and chillies. See the Walled Kitchen Garden of classic Victorian design, 100m-long Edwardian Pergola designed by Harold Peto, the naturalistic Spring Garden, the award-winning Sunken Garden and the orchards. The circular 2½ mile arboretum walk set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland offers stunning views of the South Downs and a route passing Edward James’ grave.

Opening Times

2023

January to February, and November to December: Mondays – Fridays 10.30am-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 4pm.

March to October: Mondays – Fridays 10.30am-5pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 5pm.

Closed: 24, 25 and 31 December.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Ticket prices vary depending on the season. For more information, please see our website.

Group Visits

We welcome group bookings of 15+ people.

Please contact Celia Dickinson for more information.

01243 818 210

gardens@westdean.org.uk

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Access statement available
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ

West Dean Gardens is nestled at the foot of the South Downs just 6 miles north of Chichester towards Midhurst. The entrance to the
Gardens is clearly signposted off the A286.

For those travelling by public transport, Chichester is the nearest rail station.

Why our members love visiting West Dean Gardens

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West Dean Gardens Walled Garden and Glasshouses

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