Press Release: Mother’s Day at West Dean Gardens - Free entry for mums and children
West Dean Gardens is the perfect destination for an enjoyable
family day out on Mother's Day (Sunday 11 March) to admire the
show-stopping displays of over 500,000 naturalised spring bulbs.
For this special day only mothers enjoy FREE entry and a
complimentary bunch of daffodils. Children go FREE all year round.
Bring the whole family, including the dog, for a leisurely stroll
through the crocuses, hellebores and daffodils throughout the
grounds. Explore the award-winning Sunken Garden at the eastern end
of the 300ft Edwardian pergola and admire the fruit trees coming
into blossom. Then take in the Walled Garden and the glorious
Victorian glasshouses where new growth will be emerging.
Explore the peaceful arboretum with its fine collection of trees with breathtaking views of the South Downs and West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Afterwards browse the unique gifts in the Gardens Shop and enjoy a cream tea in the Visit England-awarded Gardens Restaurant.
A great Mother's Day gift idea is the West Dean Gardens Spring Pass offering unlimited visits to the Gardens to encourage everyone to enjoy the Great Outdoors this season. The pass is just £18 (adult), available from 1 March and is valid until 31 May. Usual adult entry is £9 adult so visit just twice and the pass will pay for itself. Children's gardens entry is free all year round (accompanied by an adult and excludes special events).