DAYS OUT: West Dean Gardens

Whether you are a garden fanatic or a casual visitor, West Dean gardens ensures there is always something to enjoy.

The gardens feature a beautiful parkland walk and arboretum with views over the surrounding Sussex downs, a carefully restored walled kitchen garden, row upon row of perfect produce and some of the finest Victorian glasshouse in the country.

Plus there is also a visitors centre which houses a licensed cafe with home-made lunches and teas. Art exhibitions are staged in the neighbouring barns.

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Prepare yourself for breath-taking beauty with a visit to West Dean Gardens.

There are also a series of talks, lectures and concerts throughout the year.

Contact: 01243 818210 or visit www.westdean.org.uk