West Dean Gardens are open to the public year round (excludes 23 - 26 December 2019 and 1 January 2020). 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
From 23 - 26 December 2019
and 1 January 2020
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 £10.45 enables us to claim £2.61 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