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Goodnestone Park Gardens



Contact Details

Tel: 01304 840107
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.

We have a large car park and pre-booked coaches are welcome.

Following a major restoration project the mansion is now available to let – for details phone 01227 806987 For further information visit:


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

Prices and opening

Adults: £7.00
Senior Citizens: £6.50
Students: £5.00
Children 6-16: £2.00
Family Ticket (2x2) £16.00
Season Ticket (one adult) £20.00
Disabled in wheelchair with carer £3.00
Parties 20 and over £6.50 each
Parties outside opening £8.50 each

Please note we do not have card payment facilities.

Refreshments including home-made cakes and cream scones are available on all open days and light lunches are served during the main season

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
Notes2017 Opening Times:

April to September: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm
The Tea Room is open May to August on garden open days.
May - Saturday 27th in aid of NGS 12 - 5
October: Sunday 1st in aid of NGS 12 - 4