A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF WESTDEAN GARDENS
West Dean Gardens is a historic and picturesque garden located in West Dean. It is part of the larger West Dean Estate, which also includes West Dean College, known for its conservation and arts programs. The gardens are renowned for their beauty, diversity, and horticultural significance.
West Dean Gardens date back to the 17th century and were originally designed as kitchen gardens to support the West Dean Estate. Over the centuries, they have evolved into a stunning and diverse collection of gardens.
The gardens encompass around 90 acres and are divided into several distinct areas, each with its own unique theme and design. Some of the notable garden areas include the Walled Kitchen Garden, Sunken Garden, Pergola Garden, and the Arboretum.
West Dean Gardens are known for their impressive collection of plants, including rare and exotic species. The gardens feature a wide range of flowers, trees, shrubs, and vegetables, making it a horticultural treasure trove.