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
  • 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.

Belmont House & Gardens, Faversham

Belmont House & Gardens, Faversham

Kent, Beautiful Gardens surround this historic house, includuing a recent Kitchen Garden by Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Chartwell House Gardens

Chartwell House and Garden, near Sevenoaks

Kent, Home of the late Winston Churchill, the garden at Chartwell is set on a hill with magnificent views over the Weald.

Doddington Place Gardens

Doddington Place Garden, near Sittingbourne

Kent, With a tea room serving delicious home made cakes, scones and lunches, and special events throughout the year, Doddington Place Gardens is well worth a visit.

Down House Garden

Down House Gardens, near Orpington

Kent, Down House and Gardens the former home of Charles Darwin is a great place for a day out

Emmetts Garden

Emmetts Garden, near Sevenoaks

Kent, This 19th century Emmetts Garden has outstanding views over the surrounding Kent countryside.

Godinton House Garden

Godinton House, near Ashford

Kent, The lovely Godinton House has twelve acres of tranquil gardens.

Great British Gardens - Goodnestone Park

Goodnestone Park Gardens, near Canterbury

Kent, Jane Austen was a frequent visitor to Goodnestone Park this lovely 14 acre garden which surrounds a 1700 house.

Great British Gardens - Great Comp

Great Comp Garden, near Sevenoaks

Kent, Great Comp is a garden of 7 acres, comprising many beautiful and rare shrubs, perennials and other hardy and half hardy plants.

Hever Castle Garden

Hever Castle and Gardens

Kent, Hever Castle, on the Kent border have lovingly tended gardens bringing colour and life all the year round surround.

Hole Park Gardens

Hole Park Gardens

Kent, Tucked away in the Weald of Kent, between the pretty village of Rolvenden and the charming town of Cranbrook, lies Hole Park Gardens which has to be one of the best gardens in Kent.

Ightham Mote Garden

Ightham Mote Garden, near Sevenoaks

Kent, Ightham Mote and garden nestles in a sunken valley and dates from 1320.

Leeds Castle and Gardens

Leeds Castle Gardens, near Maidstone

Kent, Leeds Castle near Maidstone is set amongst 500 acres of beautiful grounds and gardens. It is a wonderful place to visit any time of year.

Mount Ephraim Gardens a gardens near me

Mount Ephraim Gardens near Faversham

Kent, 10 acres of enchanting Edwardian gardens where terraces of fragrant roses lead to a small lake and woodland area overlooking orchards.

Penshurst Place Gardens

Penshurst Place Gardens

Kent, A splendid 14th century Manor House, Penshurst Place is set in magnificent Tudor Gardens surrounded by gentle English Parkland.

Scotney Castle Gardens

Scotney Castle Gardens, near Tunbridge Wells

Kent, The Gardens at Scotney Castle surround the ruins of a 14th century moated castle.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Kent, Sissinghurst Castle is one of the most famous and delightful gardens in the British Isles.

Walmer Castle Garden

Walmer Castle and Garden, near Deal

Kent, Walmer Castle the Royal residence of the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports is set on the Kent Coast overlooking the sea.