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Goodnestone Park Gardens


Goodnestone, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1PL

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Goodnestone Park Gardens is a peaceful and romantic garden with connections to Jane Austen. It has been described by various writers as “the very heart of rural England”, “one of the loveliest gardens in Kent”, “a haven of beautiful tranquillity hidden away in south East Kent”.

One of only three gardens in Kent to be awarded the coveted two stars in the Good Garden Guide. Covering approximately 14 acres, the garden has a formal area around the House, with a small box parterre, planted to celebrate the millennium.

The gravel garden was planted in 2003 and leads to the woodland area, and behind the wood the Golden Arboretum planted in 2001 to celebrate the Golden Wedding of Lord and Lady FitzWalter. The walled garden has always been the peaceful part of the gardens and a water feature which looks towards the village church tower was added in 2009.

The walled garden is covered in roses, wisteria, clematis and jasmine with rose-beds underplanted with perennials. There is also fruit, herbs and vegetables in the kitchen garden.

We have a large car park and pre-booked coaches are welcome.

Following a major restoration project the mansion is now available to let – for details phone 01304 695097

There are full disabled facilities and most areas of the Gardens are accessible to wheelchairs.
Please note dogs are not allowed in the garden.


Road Directions

Goodnestone Park lies south off Canterbury, off the B2046 which runs from A2 to Wingham and is signposted from this road.The nearest railway station is Adisham, which is 2 miles away.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • Café
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering

Establishment Features

  • Licenced for alcohol

Parking & Transport

  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours by arrangement


Opening Times

Spring 2019 Opening (1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019)
Monday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday12:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Summer 2019 Opening (1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
Tuesday - Friday11:00 - 17:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
Bank HolidayClosed
Autumn 2019 Opening (1 Sept 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Sunday12:00 - 16:00


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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