Make Kent Your Garden

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Kent is renowned as the Garden of England and we want you to make it your own. Select the icons to refine the content and find information to suit your needs more quickly.

Visiting Our Garden

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Ightham Mote

Nestled at the bottom of a path sits a picture-perfect, 14th-century timber-framed manor house, on its own little island surrounded by water.

Built nearly 700 years ago, this house has seen many changes and been owned by medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and high-society Victorians.

The gardens are as equally diverse as the house - a formal lawn, flower borders, secret glades and a sweetly scented cuttings garden. And then there are walks and views taking in lakes, an orchard, ancient bluebell woodland and Kentish farmland.

The gardens now boast a brand new children's play area, designed around the trees that were felled from winter, with fairy toadstools, balancing bridges and climbing obstacles.

Facilities

  • Groups welcome
  • Coaches welcome
  • Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop