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Kent's gardens

Celebrate the Garden of England

Offering dazzling colours, seductive scents, superb seasonal shows – Kent’s gardens are rightly world renowned. Kent's blockbuster, historic estates excel outside as well as in. Hever Castle boasts 125 acres of stunning gardens that were voted the south east's most romantic by Gardener's World - they even have their own rose, launched by Dame Judi Dench. The 500 acres of parkland at Leeds Castle include a swirling yew maze, the famous water cascade and the Wood Garden, vivid with daffodils and narcissi in the spring.

Jane Austen was a regular guest at idyllic Goodnestone Park Gardens. A treat year round, visit its 14 tranquil acres in early-Spring and delight in a profusion of snowdrops.

Bedgebury Pinetum delivers a stunning collection of conifers and fine colour each season; the perfect place for cold-weather walks. Other highlights include 11-acre formal walled garden at Penshurst Place, intimate Walmer Castle: the fiery winter dogwoods at Broadview Gardens; Hole Park for spring bluebells; the historic Victorian walled garden at Quex; and Riverhill Himalayan Gardens for more bluebells, and summer-time azaleas and rhododendrons.

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