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Garden and Seasonal Itineraries

Kent for all seasons

Kent captivates throughout the year with its special blend of distinct and diverse attractions. Keep step with the changing seasons, visiting vineyards, orchards and magical gardens. Fill family holidays with fun, storming castles, riding steam trains and meeting rare animals. From romantic countryside to energising coast, spring revels to summer theatre, autumn ghost hunts to winter celebrations: there’s year-round escape.

Here are some self-drive itineraries to help you explore Kent through the seasons. Click on the headings below or use the link to the left to download the full itineraries.

The True Garden of England

Enrich your senses with the smells and sights of Kent's stunning lanscaped and designed gardens. 

Autumn Adventures 

As the Garden of England’s vineyards and orchards prepare for harvest, tours and tastings become top temptations. Surprising sights in the woods, castle walls set afire by nature, dazzling fireworks and ghostly goings-on – who said autumn was mellow? In Kent it’s never been more exciting.

Spring Breaks

Vibrant new colours in our gardens, fresh events and exhibitions, Easter family fun and lively May revels: Kent in spring is the place to stir your curiosity and capture those priceless ‘good to be alive’ moments.

Summer Escapes 

Breathe in the rich aromas of roses and lavender. Kick back with a picnic and watch outdoor theatre. Find all those boredom-busting holiday activities for the kids that make such golden memories. Summer in Kent is full of alluring promise.

Winter Warmers

Festive family fun adds its glow to the season and frost brings a special sculpted beauty to gardens and woods. Winter in Kent is all about zest for living: celebrations and favourite traditions, kickstarting the New Year with new activities, cosy romance and the promise of snowdrops.