West Dean Gardens in numbers
Did you know?
There have been gardens at West Dean since the original Jacobean Manor House of 1622
The gardens are listed Grade II* on the Historic England Register of Historic Parks and Gardens (No. 1000190)
The gardens cover 90 acres, including St Roche's Arboretum at 50 acres
The gardens are 240 feet (73m) above sea level
60,000 annual visitors from the UK and around the world enjoy the Sussex gardens which are open from February to December
The Visitors Centre was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales 30 years ago (1996)
25 Years of Glorious Gardening - head gardeners, husband and wife team, Sarah Wain and Jim Buckland began renovating the gardens in 1991.