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Gardens in Kent and places to visit


We feature 20 beautiful gardens and places to visit in Kent for families including things to do. Kent is known as the Garden of England and includes to the towns of Ashford, Maidstone and Canterbury.

  • Sissinghurst
  • Mount Ephraim
  • Lullingstone Castle
  • Walmer Castle
  • Beech Court
  • Chartwell House and Garden
  • Godinton House
  • Down House
  • Great Comp Garden
  • Hole Park
  • Goodnestone
  • Hever Castle
  • Leeds Castle
  • Scotney Castle

Known as the Garden of England, Kent is one of the sunniest and driest parts of the British Isles. The sunny climate is great  for gardening and there are a feast of historic gardens, to visit in Kent. In fact you could spend a week here and not see all that Kent offers.
It is difficult to have favourites but Sissinghurst Castle once home to Vita Sackville-West is one of them with a series of garden rooms bursting with colour. Another favourite  is Hever Castle surrounded by beautiful gardens and if you are interested in history you can take a tour of the 13th century castle.
Goodnestone Park is another great garden where Jane Austen was a regular visitor. 
At Chartwell you can visit the home of Winston Churchill and see the beautiful gardens that have been created over the years.
Most of the gardens are near to towns like Ashford, Canterbury & Maidstone.