The signs of spring are all over the gardens now, as the snowdrops start to disappear the yellows and purples really come through from the crocuses, hellobores and of course the daffodils.
To help celebrate the start of spring, our Spring Pass is now available from the Gardens Shop. For just £17 you can enjoy unlimited entry to the Gardens between 1 March - 31 May. This includes on Mother's Day (mums get free entry) and during our Easter Trail. What better way to get out in the warmer weather and explore the spring flowers? Read our full T&Cs.
From 1 March we are open slightly later, until 5pm, giving you a little longer to wander the gardens. Our opening times remain the same; weekdays from 10.30am and weekends/Bank Holidays from 9am.
Our Gift Shop has some lovely new spring stock, it's looking great with loads of lovely gifts and treats for all ages and tastes including ideas for Mother's Day. The plant sales are now on too, with a variety to choose from in our outside plant sale area with perennials from just £2.25 each and a 6 for 5 herbaceous offer. There's still a chance too to catch a Christmas bargain with up to 70% off selected Christmas items.
Our latest blog by Sarah Wain is here to read. See the delightful naturalised spring bulbs but watch out for the next floristic firework displays in March/April. As the weather warms us, what could be better than choosing a sunny day for a vigorous stomp up onto the Downs with your family and friends? Read West Dean Gardens blog.
Due to its popularity we are keeping our photographic exhibition open for 2017. Created as part of our 25 years of glorious gardening celebrations in 2016 the exhibiton includes images of the gardens in the early 1990s when our head gardeners Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain first started working at West Dean. It gives a fantastic insight in to the work involved and the transformation is astounding! Entry to the exhibition is all included in the Gardens entry price.
Unlimited entry to the glorious Gardens for just £17 (Gift Aid £18.80)
Available to purchase from the Gardens shop