West Dean Gardens are open to the public year round (check back later in the year for Christmas and New Year closure dates). See below for our opening hours and prices.
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.
Free entry for children under 16 - additional charge may apply on event days.
*Applies to groups of 15+. Please book in advance to qualify for group rate. Extra charge for events.
|Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec||
Mon - Fri 10.30am-4pm
Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9am-4pm
|Mar - Oct||
Mon - Fri 10.30am-5pm
Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 9am-5pm
Christmas and New Year 2020/2021
|Check back soon for closed dates|
free access to the Gardens January - February and October - December. Applies to main member and excludes event days.
Dogs on a short lead are welcome at the Gardens. Please clean up after your dog. Bags are available from the Gardens Shop and a bin is located outside the gift shop. Water bowls are also provided. Please be aware that sheep freely roam the fields.
When you add a donation of at least 10% to your admission price (the Gift Aid price), the Government allow us to claim Gift Aid on the entire amount you pay. Your gift aided entry at £7.70 enables us to claim £1.92 and entry at £11.00 enables us to claim £2.75 which helps to maintain our Gardens. Thank you! Read more about gift aid.
Become a Friend of West Dean
As well as supporting the upkeep and development of the College and Gardens, as a Friend of West Dean you'll get complimentary access to the Gardens during normal opening times. Find out more about Friend membership.
West Dean Gardens is 6 miles north of Chichester on the A286 towards Midhurst.
The entrance to the Gardens is clearly signposted off the A286 (N.B. West Dean College has a separate entrance). Free parking is available, with designated spaces for disabled visitors and coaches.
For satellite navigation use postcode PO18 0RX to find West Dean Gardens.
By train: the nearest train station is Chichester, from where you can pick up a taxi or the number 60 bus.
By bus: the number 60 bus runs from Midhurst to Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) every half hour Monday - Saturday. On Sundays buses are every hour. For an up-to-date timetable visit the Stagecoach website.Find us on Google Maps