West Dean Gardens

Nestled graciously at the base of the South Downs, West Dean Gardens in West Sussex stands as a magnificent testament to restored horticultural grandeur, welcoming the public with open arms.

Faithfully Restored Gardens in West Sussex

Within the expansive grounds, visitors can embark on a leisurely stroll, immersing themselves in a captivating array of historic treasures. From the enchanting allure of whimsical trees to the meticulously revived walled garden, West Dean Gardens showcases its abundant artistic and cultural legacy with pride.

Whether you’re in the mood for indulging in a splendid Sunday pub lunch, discovering our daily culinary delights, or simply unwinding with a pint of Butcombe and a Scotch egg, you’ll experience an authentic British pub atmosphere.

Our generously proportioned rooms, blending rustic refinement with modern aesthetics, mirror our commitment to excellence and the allure of rural life.


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.


The White Horse is just a 10 minute drive from Westdean Gardens

Turn left at the 1st cross street onto A286

Turn right onto Binderton Ln

Turn left

Turn right onto B2141

Turn right and the White Horse will be on your left