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Kent - The Garden of England




  • Orchards, country homes and the gardens of Kent

    The Kent countryside is studded with pretty villages, Gardens and Castles.

    Choose from the list below. It may be possible to visit two or three places in one day, depending on location. Call or email our helpful office team for expert assistance in planning your itinerary.


    Once the home of Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain during the Second World War, historian and painter. See the beautiful gardens blending into the surrounding countryside, Churchill’s art studio, lake and memorabilia in situe - exactly as it was when the man voted by the British public "The Greatest Briton" was in residence. Churchill loved the views of the glorious countryside of Kent from Chartwell as do all of today’s visitors.

    Hever Castle

    Once the home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII. See award-winning gardens featuring Roman statues, impressive walled rose gardens, hedge maze, Italian sunken gardens, chamber with real medieval instruments of torture, lake and childrens water maze. This castle is a favourite with families and couples.

    Ightham Mote

    A delightful moated manor house with over 600 years of history. All set within delightful gardens including woodland walks and lakes. The tour includes the Tudor Chapel, crypt, drawing room and Victorian billiards room.

    Penhurst Place

    With breathtaking medieval Barons' Great Hall and gardens divided by a mile of yew hedged ‘rooms’, each planted to give a succession of colours as the seasons change. This is an awesome ancient house. Penshurst Place is one of England’s greatest family-owned stately homes with a history going back to the early medieval period. There is also an adventure playground and great local pubs to choose from.

    Bodiam Castle

    A delightful moated fortress. Great for children to run around. One of the most photographed castles in England.

    Dover Castle

    A massive fortress perched high on the white cliffs of Dover. Journey deep into the white cliffs of Dover and discover the once top secret World War II tunnels. Relive the wartime drama of the underground hospital and enjoy views of France from the castle turrets.

    Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

    One of world’s most celebrated gardens - the creation of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Sir Harold Nicolson.

    Emmetts Garden

    Wonderful views across the Weald of Kent with the highest tree top in the country. Glorious shows of daffodils, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. Note: This garden has step wooded hillsides.

    Scotney Castle Garden

    One of England’s most romantic spots with wonderful gardens surrounding the ruins of a 14th century moated keep. Wisteria, azaleas, rhododendrons and kalmia flower in profusion. Roses and clematis scramble over the remains of the Old Castle. Summer or Autumn is perfect for visits to this secret of the Kent Weald. This is also an ideal spot for a picnic.

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