West Dean Gardens are open to the public from February to December. See below for our opening hours and prices.
Access to the Gardens on event days is restricted to those with tickets. This applies to West Dean Arts and Craft Festival and Chilli Fiesta.
RHS Members - free access to the Gardens (except May - September). Applies to main member and excludes special event days.
Dogs that are kept on a short lead are welcome in West Dean Gardens.
As well as supporting the upkeep and development of the College and Gardens, as a Friend of West Dean you'll get complimentary access to the Gardens during standard opening times. Click below for further information about becoming a Garden or College Friend.
College Friends - free access (February - December) including all events
When you add a donation of at least 10% to your admission price (the Gift Aid price). The Government allow us to claim Gift Aid on the entire amount you pay. Your gift aided entry at £9.70 enables us to claim £2.42 which helps to maintain our Gardens. Thank you!
For more information on Gift Aid, please visit our Support Us pages
The Gardens Restaurant and Shop opens at 9am Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays with full access to the Gardens.
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Free entry for children - additional charge on event days for children 5+.
*Applies to groups of 15+. Please book in advance to qualify for group rate. Extra charge for events.
West Dean Gardens is 6 miles north of Chichester on the A286 towards Midhurst.
The entrance to the Gardens is clearly signposted off the A286 (N.B. West Dean College has a separate entrance). Free parking is available, with designated spaces for disabled visitors and coaches.
For satellite navigation use postcode PO18 0RX to find West Dean Gardens.
By train: the nearest train station is Chichester, from where you can pick up a taxi or the number 60 bus.
By bus: the number 60 bus runs from Midhurst to Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) every half hour Monday - Friday.