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West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and West Dean Gardens are each accessible from separately signed entrances from the A286. Each has free parking with designated spaces for disabled visitors. The Gardens car park also has reserved parking for coaches.

For satellite navigation users key in the following postcode, PO18 0QZ to find West Dean College.

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Area Map of West Dean.

Travelling by train

Direct train services to Chichester are available from London Victoria. Connecting buses (Stagecoach number 60) are available from the bus station (adjacent to the train station). Alternatively a taxi rank is situated outside the station. It is a 10-15 minute journey to West Dean College and Gardens.

For information about train timetables, tickets and real-time train running, please contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (calls charged at local rate) or visit the National Rail Enquiries website at

Travelling by bus

If you are travelling by bus, from either Chichester or Midhurst direction, please note the number 60 bus stops very close to the Gardens entrance. However the stop is not marked on the Stagecoach timetable or on their website. Therefore, if travelling from the Midhurst direction, it is the stop after the West Dean Gardens entrance and if travelling from the Chichester direction, it is the stop after The Dean Pub in West Dean village. Visitors may enter the gardens via the nearby pedestrian gate.

For an up-to-date timetable contact Stagecoach South East area on 0845 121 0170 or via the website on

Contact details

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - The Edward James Foundation Ltd
West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ

West Dean Estate enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)1243 811301

Contact us online here.

Help preserve our future

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.

Find out how you can help support us