What's New?

April treats in the gardens - visit more with the Spring Pass

The colours of spring are everywhere with beautiful displays of narcissi, auriculas, hyacinths, fritillaries and a beautiful range of bright tulips are now flowering too.

To enjoy more of the gardens why not get a Spring Pass? Available from the Gardens Shop for just £17, enjoy unlimited entry to the Gardens until 31 May. This includes during our Easter Trail so if you're bringing the children during the Easter school holidays you can visit as many times as you wish. What better way to get out in the warm spring weather and everyone can explore the gardens? Read our full Spring Pass T&Cs.

Plant sales and offers

Our Gift Shop has some lovely spring 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 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.

Looking Good in April

Our latest blog by Sarah Wain is here to read. Fritillaries are the flowery beacons of early April in the West Dean orchard and the appearance of all/any bulb is a treat, even blousy pink tulips that are currently frolicking in the Walled Garden are eye-catchers, wear your sunglasses though as they're so bright. Read more.

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.

Spring Pass Terms and Conditions

Spring Pass

Unlimited entry to the glorious Gardens for just £17 (Gift Aid £18.80)

Available to purchase from the Gardens shop

  • Spring Pass is valid from 1 March to 31 May
  • 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
  • Pass may be used against entry on Mother's Day and Easter Trail
  • The Gardens Spring 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 Spring Pass
  • Expired cards will not be accepted
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission if the pass is or appears to be forged, damaged, defaced or otherwise tampered with
  • By purchasing the Spring Pass you agree to receive West Dean enewsletters (approx. monthly). You can unsubscribe at any time

Be the first to know

Get unmissable event details, gardens news, inspiring courses and gardening tips delivered straight to your inbox.