What happens when I arrive?
Please enter the car park from the main Gardens entrance and enter the Gardens through the Gardens shop.
Where do I park?
Please arrive at the main Gardens entrance as usual, find a space within the car park or overflow. If you have a blue badge or need to park closer to the entrance please use the disabled car parking spaces. If they are all full you can get dropped near the door and the car can then be parked in the main car park.
Can I get to the gardens using public transport?
Yes, trains run frequently in and out of Chichester station. The number 60 bus from Chichester to Midhurst has a bus stop that is a short walk from the train station. Please depart the bus at the West Dean Gardens stop and walk along the road to the main Gardens entrance, which is a short walk from the main road. For an up-to-date timetable visit the Stagecoach website.
Is the entrance still through the Visitor Centre Shop?
Yes, the entrance is through the Shop. To exit the gardens please use the gift shop to peruse some wonderful items!
Will all areas of the Gardens be open?
Yes, some areas will be restricted at times due to staff working in those areas and we would ask that you respect any roped off areas or signage advising on this.
Is the Gift Shop open?
Yes, the gift shop is now open.
Are you accepting cash payments?
No, in the interest of hygiene we are no longer accepting cash on site. Contactless payments can be made on our payment machines at the Gardens Restaurant and Gardens Shop.
Do you have wheelchairs available?
Yes, we have a limited number available on a first come first served basis. Request a wheelchair at the entrance and return it at the exit where it will be fully sanitised.
I have an Afternoon Escape voucher, how do I use it?
You will be able to use your Afternoon Escape voucher at our catering outlets on site when they are open. Please surrender the voucher and the team will be happy to offer you a hot drink and cake of your choice for two.
I have HHA/Gardener’s World membership – can I book online?
Pre-booking is no longer required. You will need to bring your vouchers or cards with you to validate your ticket at the admission kiosk.
Is the House open?
The House operates as West Dean College so it is not open to the general public.