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West Dean Gardens

Chichester
Cafe or restaurant
Dog friendly
Paid entry
Disabled facilities
Roses
"Many of us are striving to live ‘the good life’ but perhaps the best example of what can be achieved on UK soil is the walled garden at West Dean Gardens. Occupying a scenic stretch of East Sussex, the more than 100 acres are ideal for picnicing or those looking for things to do in Chichester with dogs, while the beautiful vistas are sure to blow all other Chichester date ideas out of the park.
The walled kitchen garden has been painstakingly laid out exactly as it would be in Victorian times - be warned, you will get veg-patch envy. Four neat rows have been split between potatoes, brassicas, legumes and salads and root crops and all manner of fruits hang from the walls like delicious edible garlands. Elsewhere you’ll find the beautifully restored Victorian glasshouses, a 300 foot Edwardian pergola draped in climbing roses, honeysuckles and clematis and a landscaped park of mammoth proportions. The chalky soil might dictate what can be grown here, but that hasn’t been a hindrance judging by the abundance of produce and flowers on display. Make the most of your visit by sampling the produce in the West Dean Gardens cafe — a worthy reward after a long day’s wandering. "
OPENING TIMES
Please check the latest COVID-19 guidance before your visit.
Feb, Nov & Dec 2018 Mon - Fri 10:30am - 4pm Sat, Sun & Bank Hols 9am - 4pm Mar - Oct 2018 Mon - Fri 10:30am - 5pm Sat, Sun & Bank Hols 9am - 5pm 24 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019 Closed The Gardens Restaurant and Shop opens at 9am Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays with full access to the Gardens. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

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West Dean Chichester West Sussex GB PO18 0RX

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