Spring has sprung at West Dean Gardens, and to celebrate, enjoy our top tips for looking after your house plants; for local visitors, some of our iconic glasshouses have just re-opened; and renowned plantsperson Hester Forde will be hosting two online gardening courses.
For the first time, award-winning West Dean Gardens, near Chichester in West Sussex will be open on Boxing Day (Saturday, December 26, 2020) and New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2021) between 10.30am - 4pm. Entry continues to be by timed tickets, which are available to book online.
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.
Award-winning West Dean Gardens, near Chichester in West Sussex has announced that it will re-open to the public on Friday, June 26, 2020. Entry is by timed tickets available to book online, and pre-booking is essential. Visitors can expect to step into Summer in the gardens with the new foxglove display, beautiful stretches of wild meadow and vibrant rhododendron up in the arboretum and enjoy the variety of tranquil spaces West Dean Gardens is so well known for.
To coincide with International Nurses day on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, West Dean Gardens, near Chichester in West Sussex, are extending an open invitation to NHS nurses and all their NHS colleagues to visit the award-winning gardens for free, once the gardens reopen.
The face-to-face teaching may be suspended but the learning continues. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has introduced a series of bite-size master tips, studio insights and mini tutorials from the College’s expert line-up of Short Course Tutors on YouTube and across the College’s social media channels.
Much-loved West Dean Gardens, on the outskirts of Chichester may be closed to the public at the moment, but it continues to be a source of ‘virtual’ inspiration in the current climate, whether it be the magnificient magnolias by the pergola or the delicate Snakeshead Fritillaries under the fruit trees around the walled garden.
West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the
support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver
world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and
maintain our award-winning gardens.