Press Release: Take part in the Easter Trail at West Dean Gardens

A perfect day out over Easter including an arts and crafts activity

Celebrate Easter by bringing family and friends to explore the award-winning West Dean Gardens near Chichester as they burst into life with vibrant displays of over 500,000 spring bulbs. During the Easter holidays from (Good Friday) 19 April - (Easter Monday) 22 April, 2019 between 9am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm), children can take part in a traditional Easter Trail around the gardens, which will have a sweet treat chocolate prize at the end.

For the first time, Mary Dalton (tutor in printmaking from West Dean College of Arts and Conservation) will be running an Easter-themed arts and craft activity in the Gardens' classroom. Mary trained at the Royal College of Art, graduating with an MFA in Printmaking. She has been teaching since 2008 and her work is in the collections of the Imperial War Museum and the Tate Library as well as international museums.

The trail will have two levels of difficulty, so it's suitable for all ages, and there are also garden games along the way.

The Easter activities are a wonderful opportunity to bring family and friends to explore the Gardens and see the spring flowers. The Gardens Restaurant will be open to enjoy lunch or afternoon tea (breakfasts available from 9am at weekends and Bank Holidays) and browse the Shop for seasonal gifts and plants.

Child tickets £5
Adult tickets £9.50 (normal gardens entry)
Children under 16 enjoy FREE Gardens entry, but will need an Easter ticket to participate in the activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The West Dean Gardens Spring Pass is now on sale - both online and in the Gardens Shop - for just £19. The Spring Pass entitles you to unlimited Gardens entry between 1 March and 31 May 2019 (excluding the Arts and Craft Festival).

2019 Garden Events Dates

Mothering Sunday - March 31
West Dean Arts and Craft Festival - May 31 - June 2
Chilli Fiesta - August 9-11
Half term week Halloween Activities - October 30 - November 3
Father Christmas Visits - December 7-8 & 14-15

West Dean Gardens, Near Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 ORX

Editor's Notes

West Dean Gardens is part of the Edward James Foundation, a charitable trust, also comprising West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, West Dean Estate and the West Dean Tapestry Studio. Charity No. 1126084.

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