What's New?

The Autumn Pass is back for 2017!

Autumn is a fantastic time to enjoy a visit to West Dean and our Autumn Pass is the perfect way to explore more often. For just £17.50 the Pass gives you unlimited entry until 30 November and is available to buy online. The Autumn Pass is also valid for a visit with the family during October half term for our Halloween activities. See full T&Cs.
Buy your Autumn Pass online today

Upcoming Gardens events

Believe it or not, our next event in the Gardens is the Halloween Trail, 25-29 October. Now the schools are back planning can start for October half term! There's lots of craft activities join in with as well of course as the Halloween Trail, a perfect way for children to get out and explore the Gardens too.

Chilli Fiesta might feel like a distant memory, but you can see some of our photos from Chilli Fiesta 2017 and also buy tickets for next year. For a limited time our early bird rate is available at 2017 prices. Book tickets here.

Book your Gardens tickets in advance online

If you're planning a visit to West Dean Gardens we're delighted to now offer entry tickets online. Whether booking for yourself or buying a a gift for a friend, all we need to see is the reference number when you arrive, which you will receive in your email confirmation. Tickets are not specific to a particular date, which gives you the freedom to change your mind which day to come. Buy tickets here.

The change in seasons is upon us again

Summer temperatures have fizzled out and we're looking forward to the autumn colours once again. In What's Looking Good in September, Sarah Wain's latest blog, get the low-down on who in the gardens team is doing what this month and what to look out for during your visit.

Fruit and vegetable days for 2017

Young salad leaves and herbs from the gardens are regularly used in the Gardens Restaurant but this year we are also promoting specific crops, some delicious recipes will be cooked up using our own grown fruit and veg. Here are the next few dates coming up:

  • Wednesday 20 September - Chard Day
  • From Monday 9 October - Apple Week

Plant sales and offers

Our Gift Shop has some lovely autumn stock, regularly replenished. It's looking great with loads of lovely gifts and treats for all ages and tastes. The plant selection is looking great with a variety to choose from in our outside plant sale area. Don't miss our special offers and discounts.

Photographic exhibition continues in 2017

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.

The Autumn Pass

The Autumn Pass, Terms and Conditions

Unlimited entry to the glorious Gardens for just £17.50 (Gift Aid £19.40)

Available to purchase online or from the Gardens shop. Entitles the adult named on the card to unlimited entry to West Dean Gardens during normal opening hours.

• Pass must be shown upon entry on each visit.
• Pass holders may be required to provide proof of ID.
• The Gardens Autumn Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable (including full and partial refunds and against Friend memberships).
• If you have already paid today's entry we cannot refund it against the cost of the Autumn Pass.
• We reserve the right to refuse admission if the pass is or appears to be forged, damaged, defaced or otherwise tampered with.
• Expired cards will not be accepted.

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