Franciscan Gardens | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

Franciscan Gardens | Things to do

Franciscan Gardens


Escape the bustle of Canterbury city centre and relax in the recently replanted Franciscan Gardens. Inspired by the site’s original use as a Franciscan friary, discover a hidden gem of symbolic planting, peaceful paths and the beautiful Greyfriars Chapel. Walk in the footsteps of the first Franciscans in Britain and enjoy this place of contemplation and tranquility beside the burbling Great Stour River. Take a seat and relax for a moment in the picturesque wildflower meadow, dotted with heritage fruit trees.  

Opening times

The gardens are being re-planted to better reflect their historical and horticultural heritage and will re-open from 23rd July 2021


Adjacent to 6 Stour Street, Canterbury,