Goodnestone Park Gardens
Visitors to Goodnestone Park Gardens start they walk around the garden by going under the stable yard archway, to the entrance of the Walled Garden. This is arranged over 3 sections; with views of the Goodnestone church which is often reflected in the water feature within the middle section. Roses & climbers together with perennials keep the garden in flower from the spring through to the autumn.
From the Walled Garden you walk past a fine 300+ year old Cedar of Lebanon, on your way to the Woodland Garden. This has Azaleas, Rhododendron & a fine collection of established Cornus. Snowdrops & other early bulbs can be seen from February. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor to Goodnestone, visiting her brother Edward who married a daughter of the house. She would have been familiar with the 18 century Serpentine Walk, reinstated in 2014 & is now open to walkers.
The Gardens & village & woodland walks has recently been enhanced by new 'Old Dairy Café' situated at the entrance car park & offering lunches, coffees & afternoon tea throughout the year, all prepared by the chef in the cafes kitchen.
Opening Times: Main Season - April 1st to September 31st on Tuesday-Fridays & Sunday. From 10.30am - 5pm. Autumn/Winter Season - October 1st - March 29th on Thurday - Sunday From 10.30am - 4.00pm
Admission Rates: Main season: Adults- £7.00. Students £5.00. Children (6-16) £2.00. Season ticket £20.
Autumn/Winter Season: October 1st - March 29th on Thursday - Sunday From 10.30am - 4.00pm Prices: £5.00 Children £2.00
Group Rates: Parties 20+ £6.50 per person
Facilities: Old Dairy Café serving coffee, lunches, cream teas & much more
Disabled Access: 85% of the garden is available. It is mostly grass surfaces, so it can be weather depended.
Tours/Events: For entry & guided tour of the garden with the Head Gardener for parties of 20+ is £10.00 per person.
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: Length of visit: 1 1/2 hours
Booking Contact: Francis Plumptre
Tel: 01304 840107
Location: Goodnestone Park Gardens, Nr Wingham, Canterbury, Kent CT31PJ
Updated: December 2019