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Goodnestone Park Gardens is a peaceful and 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 tranquillity hidden away in south East Kent”.
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 in 2001 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.
The gardens are open for the main season from 26th March to 27th September 2013. They are also open for Sundays 24th February – 24th March, and 29th September – 27th October.
We have a large car park and pre-booked coaches are welcome.
Adults: £6.00 Senior Citizens: £5.50 Students: £4.00 Children 6-16: £2.00 Family Ticket (2x2) £14.00
Groups 20+ £5.50
House open by appointment only: £3.50
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Tue 26 Mar 2013 - Sun 29 Sep 2013||Tue - Fri 11:00 to 17:00 | Sun 12:00 to 17:00|
|Sun 29 Sep 2013 - Sun 27 Oct 2013||Sun 12:00 to 16:00|
|Notes||Closed Saturdays & Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays)
Open Easter Monday 11:00-17:00; May Day 11:00-17:00; May Bank Holiday Monday 11:00-17:00 and August Bank Holiday Monday 11:00-17:00
Goodnestone, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL
Map reference: TR 254544 Lat: 51.24421 Long: 1.22810
Parking : free
Nearest station : 2 miles (3.2 kms) from Adisham station
Partial Disabled Access
|Mon 24, Tue 25 Jun 2013||The Perfume of Goodnestone Roses|
|Sun 22 Sep 2013||National Garden Scheme Day|