Did you know?
There have been gardens at West Dean since the original Jacobean
Manor House of 1622
The gardens are listed Grade II* on the
Historic England Register of Historic Parks and Gardens (No.
The gardens cover 90 acres, including St Roche's
Arboretum at 50 acres
The gardens are 240 feet (73m) above sea
60,000 annual visitors from the UK and around
the world enjoy the Sussex gardens which are open from February to
The Visitors Centre was opened by HRH The Prince of Wales
30 years ago (1996)
25 Years of Glorious Gardening - head
gardeners, husband and wife team, Sarah Wain and Jim Buckland began
renovating the gardens in 1991.