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Gardens and Castles of Kent Group Tour

Gardens and Castles of Kent Group Tour

Gardens and Castles of Kent Group Tour

The picturesque county of Kent, with its stunning gardens, fairytale castles set amidst acres of rolling parkland, stunning floral displays and quirky oast houses. Delve deep into this treasure trove in the south-east of England.

Tour Highlights

  • Royal Tunbridge Wells, the Georgian spa town popular with royalty, with its colonnaded Pantiles and array of independent boutiques, antique shops, bookshops and cafes.
  • Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, a National Trust property. Home of author Vita Sackville-West, made up of 10 beautiful gardens and a moated Elizabethan manor house and tower. One of the most visited gardens in England.
  • Great Dixter House with its topiary, long border, orchard, wild flower meadow and garden designed in the retro-folk art style of William Morris' Arts & Crafts Movement.
  • 14th Century Hever Castle, as if drawn from a child's picture book. The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, where she first met King Henry VIII. An amazing 125 acres, these include Italian, Rose and Tudor gardens, topiary, a yew maze and informal areas including Sunday Walk and Anne Boleyn's Walk.
  • Chartwell, a National Trust property and Sir Winston Churchill's home in the Kent countryside.
  • Exquisite Leeds Castle, a favourite of Henry VIII and medieval queens, surrounded by a lake, woods, parkland and water gardens.
  • The Kentish Gardens at Kent Life with an ornamental herb garden, herbaceous borders, apple orchards, Oast House and Vintage Village telling the story of the county's rural past.
  • Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, renowned for its beautiful and historic gardens and expansive views across the Weald of Kent. Discover over 12 acres of historic gardens, punctuated with contemporary sculptures, as well as woodland paths, breathtaking views and plenty of benches!
  • Pashley Manor Gardens, boasting all the ingredients of the English Country Garden – sweeping herbaceous borders, ha-ha, well maintained lawns, box hedges, espaliered rose walk, historic walled garden, inspiring kitchen garden, venerable trees and a Grade I listed house as a backdrop.

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