Garden Event

Easter Trail

West Dean Gardens

Bring family and friends to West Dean Gardens near Chichester during the Easter holidays and follow the Easter trail for a Montezuma's chocolate prize. Explore the Gardens and see the spring flowers, enjoy lunch or afternoon tea at the Gardens Restaurant (breakfasts available from 9am at weekends and Bank Holidays) and browse the Shop for seasonal gifts and plants.

Children can enjoy arts and craft activities in the Gardens' classroom including making Easter egg wreaths, paper plate chicks, cup Easter bunnies and cake case sheep. There will also be face painting in the Apple Store and games in the summer huts around the Gardens.

Child tickets £4
Adult tickets £9 (normal gardens entry)

Adults can use the Spring Pass (£18) for the Easter event days.

Children under 16 enjoy free Gardens entry but will need an Easter ticket to participate in the activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

(Good Friday) 30 March - (Easter Monday) 2 April 9am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
Tuesday 3 April 10.30am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)

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Vintage Tea Room

The Vintage Tea Room will also be open on the picnic lawn Friday-Tuesday, serving a choice of freshly made cakes and hot/cold drinks to sit and enjoy on the picnic benches with views of the Arboretum, or take away with you as you walk around the Gardens.

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West Dean Gardens is part of a registered charity and its upkeep and care are only possible with the support of generous donors, friends and legacy gifts.

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