Press Release: West Dean Gardens to remain open to the public

Following the Government’s latest guidance, award-winning West Dean Gardens, near Chichester in West Sussex has announced that it will remain open to the public during the lockdown that starts on Thursday, November 5, 2020. The Gardens are open seven days a week with their Winter opening hours from 10.30am to 4pm and entry continues to be by timed tickets available to book online, and pre-booking is essential. The Gardens’ Shop and Restaurant will be closed.

Not only can visitors enjoy the wonderful gardens, they can also escape with a walk through the stunning Autumnal parkland – which gives great creative inspiration to artists and photographers alike.

Alexander Barron, Chief Executive, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation commented: “At this time, when outdoor space and fresh air are so important for people’s wellbeing, we are very pleased to be able to keep the gardens open for the local community to visit and enjoy.  The gardens and surrounding landscape at West Dean look truly stunning in the Autumn – the colours are inspirational!” 

As announced in June, West Dean Gardens is also offering free entry to NHS workers + one adult. This also needs to be pre-booked online and ID shown on arrival.

Ticket prices: Entry is £7 and Free Entry for Children under 16. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time. 

FAQs: Toilet facilities will be available and a stringent cleaning regime is in place. More details and guidelines for on ensuring a safe visit can be found on: https://www.westdean.org.uk/gardens/opening-hours-and-admissions#FAQs

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