Gardens

  • Yalding Organic Gardens

    Yalding Organic Gardens started with the generous gift of 10 acres of land, and a sum of money in trust, from Donald and Pixie Cooper, who owned an organic farm at Yalding; with the intention of setting-up a display garden for the Henry Doubleday Research Association – now Garden Organic. Read more [...]

  • Walmer Castle and Gardens (EH)

    Henry VIII’s coastal fort was for many years residence of the Lords warden of the Cinque Ports. The delightful gardens which surround it owe much to the two Lords Warden, William Pitt and Earl Granville. The herbaceous borders are particularly lovely, and at their best in the summer months. The Read more [...]

  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden (NT)

    Sissinghurst’s beautiful 2 hectare garden was first laid out by novelist Vita Sackville-West and her diplomat husband Harold Nicolson in the 1930’s. The gardens surround the remains of an Elizabethan mansion. Though the place of passionate affairs and weekend parties, Sissinghurst Castle was also the backdrop to a loving family Read more [...]

  • The Secret Gardens of Sandwich

    Encircled by the old, stone city walls, The Secret Gardens of Sandwich are an oasis of serenity waiting to be explored. At their heart stands the Grade I listed manor house designed by famous English architect Sir Edwin Lutyens who also devised the 3.5 acres of ornamental gardens. Officially opened Read more [...]

  • Scotney Castle (NT)

    From the early 18th century, British landscape gardeners had been creating gardens inspired by pictures, but by 1800 a backlash had set in. Critics considered the grassy vistas designed by Capability Brown too smooth and tidy. Scotney’s picturesque garden is a last fling in this backlash style of gardening. Often Read more [...]

  • Mount Ephraim Gardens

    A nine acre garden specially noted for its daffodils, rhododendrons, a fine herbaceous border, topiary and rose terraces which lead to a small lake. There is also a water garden, a Japanese rock garden with pools, woodland, orchard walk and a small vineyard. The gardens were laid out in the Read more [...]

  • Marle Place Gardens

    These peaceful and privately owned gardens, first created in 1890, are the exceptional result of generations of careful attention. There are over ten acres of formal and informal planting, encircled by old woodland and orchards, typical of the ‘garden of England’. Romantic and peaceful gardens with topiary, herbaceous borders, plants Read more [...]

  • Leeds Castle

    A 3,000 acre estate originally surrounded the castle. The parkland is now much smaller, but still contains farms, woodland, a golf course and several gardens. In the Castle grounds are aviaries, a swannery and the famous old Culpepper garden full of fragrant plants. A maze leads to an underground grotto, Read more [...]

  • Hever Castle Gardens

    The spectacular gardens at Hever Castle were laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal & Son, turning marshland into the spectacular gardens you see today. One of the most magnificent areas of the gardens is the Italian Garden, which was designed to display William Waldorf Astor’s collection of Read more [...]

  • Groombridge Place Gardens

    There are 65 hectares of grounds and gardens, heavily water-biased. Though the 17th century house has a residual moat there are also formal terraced gardens and topiary appropriate to the house’s origin (1660), as well as the earlier Elizabethan walled garden which belonged to the house displaced in 1660. The Read more [...]

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