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West Dean Gardens

The gardens are about fifteen miles from the pub and take half an hour to drive.

The gardens cover an area of 35 acres of ornamental grounds surrounding West Dean college. The lavant valley garden consists of a 300ft long pergola and a gazebo set in a tranquil downland setting in the lavant valley. There is a walled kitchen garden which dates from the Edwardian age with thirteen original glasshouses dating from the 1890's. The glasshouses house vineries, peaches, figs, chilli peppers, exotic fruit, vegetables and a floral display.

There is a 2 and a half mile walk that encompasses a fine collection of specimen trees and shrubs.

Tourist Information

Opening hours

The garden opens from March to October and the opening hours are from 11am to 5pm.

The visitor centre has a restaurant and a garden shop where plants can be purchased.

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