Opening dates and times:For NGS: Sat 15 June (2-5). Evening Opening, Light refreshments, Fri 16 Aug (5-8); Sat 17 Aug (2-5)
For other opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Admission:Adm £5, chd free
Contact:Mr & Mrs Wheeler
Telephone: 01227 733100
Location:6m SW of Canterbury, 7 m NE of Ashford, centre of Chilham Village.
Follow signs for garden open day from A 28 or A252 up to Chilham village square, and through main gates of Chilham Castle
click here for a map
Description:The garden surrounds Jacobean house 1616 (not open). C17 terraces with herbaceous borders. Topiary frames the magnificent views with lake walk below. Extensive kitchen and cutting garden beyond spring bulb filled Quiet Garden. Established trees and ha-ha lead onto park
In the press:Featured in Country Life and Independent
Disability information:Restricted wheelchair access
Further details:Chilham Castle is very much a part of the beautiful Tudor village of Chilham near Canterbury. The house was built in 1616 on the site of the ruined Castle. The terraces were laid out in the 17th century, and the famous Yew topiarys were planted in the 1880's. Quite likely Tradescant was a visitor around the time the house was built.
Capability Brown was certainly here. Extremely old Mulberry Trees and Wisteria. Stunning views across Stour valley towards Juliberrie Down; a walk around the lake takes about 25 minutes. Interesting new planting in the terrace borders. We are open (non NGS) second Tuesday of every month May to September, 10am-3pm