One of Kents outstanding gardens and the favourite of many visitors. 14 acres around C18 house (not open) and with views over cricket ground and parkland. Something special yr-round from snowdrops and spring bulbs to the famous walled garden with old fashioned roses and kitchen garden. Outstanding trees and woodland garden with cornus collection and hydrangeas later. 2 arboretums, contemporary gravel garden. Picnics welcome.
For NGS: Sun 12 Feb, Sun 26 Mar (12-4); Sun 28 May (11-5); Sun 1 Oct (12-4). Admission £7, Children free. Delicious home-made cakes, cream teas and light lunches. Times:12:00 to 16:00. Telephone:01304 840107. Open for charity.
Goodnestone Park Gardens, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1PL
Sunday 1 Oct 2017