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Goodnestone Park Gardens

Canterbury

Type:Garden

Goodnestone, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL

Tel: +44 01304 840107

Goodnestone Park Gardens

About

Goodnestone Park Gardens is a peaceful romantic garden with connections to Jane Austen. It has been described by various writers as 'the very heart of rural England', 'one of the loveliest gardens in Kent', 'a haven of beautiful tranquility hidden away in South East England.

One of only three gardens in Kent to be awarded the coveted two stars in the Good Garden Guide. Covering approximately 14 acres, the garden has a formal area around the House, with a small box parterre, planted to celebrate the millennium. The gravel garden was planted in 2003 and leads to the woodland area, and behind the wood the Golden Arboretum planted to celebrate the Golden Wedding of Lord and Lady FitzWalter. The walled garden has always been the peaceful part of the gardens and a water feature which looks towards the village church tower was added in 2009. The walled garden is covered in roses, wisteria, clematis and jasmine with rose-beds underplanted with perennials. There is also fruit, herbs and vegetables in the kitchen garden.

We have a large car park and pre-booked coaches are welcome. The house is open by appointment only for groups of 20.

Guided Tours of the garden can also be arranged.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Visitors who come to explore the 14 acres of Goodnestone Park Gardens can now bring along the family dog. Dogs are already permitted in the Old Dairy Café, and Lord FitzWalter is delighted to extend the welcome to the celebrated gardens (walled gardens excluded).

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Goodnestone Park lies south off Canterbury, off the B2046 which runs from A2 to Wingham and is signposted from this road.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Closed Saturdays & Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.

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