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Whitstable Gardens

Enjoy a day of eclectic gardens by the sea. 10 people are showing off their gardens, but others, marked with yellow balloons, are there to admire from the street. From fishermen's yards to formal gardens, residents of Whitstable are making the most of quirky plots, enjoying the mild climate and the range of plants we can grow. Drop in and admire wildlife (96 & 19 Joy Lane), gravel gardens (The Guinea & Clare Rd), vertical gardening (Westgate Terrace), and those starting from scratch (56 Argyle Rd & 34 Victoria St). We're maximising our space, be it tiny (87 Albert St & Ocean Cottage), on a busy road or in deep shade. We garden on heavy Kent clay and are prone to northerly winds. Stream Walk is the heart of our gardening community, where residents can learn new skills & buy surplus produce - the ideal spot for those without outside space of their own. By opening, we're hoping to encourage those new to gardening with our ingenuity and style, rather than rolling acres.

Combined adm £6 per adult or £10 for 2. Plant stalls at 19 Joy Lane and the Umbrella Centre.

Sunday 10 June (10am - 5pm). Combined admission £6.00, children free. Home-made teas at Stream Walk Community Gardens and Umbrella Centre Cafe.

The gardens in this group are:
87 Albert Street
56 Argyle Road
5 Clare Road
The Guinea
19 Joy Lane
96 Joy Lane
Kent Enterprise Trust
Ocean Cottage
34 Victoria Street
30A Westgate Terrace


How to find us

Whitstable Gardens, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 4LT

Off A299, or A290. Down Borstal Hill, L by garage into Joy Lane to collect map of participating gardens (also available at other gardens). Parking at Joy Lane School (free) and Gorrell Tank.

More about Whitstable Gardens

Enjoy a day of eclectic gardens by the sea. Ten gardens are open (2 new ones) but many others, marked with yellow balloons are there to admire from the street or sea front. From fishermen's yards to formal gardens, residents of Whitstable are making the most of our quirky plots, enjoying the mild seaside climate and the wide range of plants we can grow.
Drop in and admire wildlife, meadows and woodland gardens (19 Joy Lane), a drought resistant beachcomber's garden (Clare Rd), a plantaholic's paradise (The Guinea), and admire progress in those that started from scratch last year (Argyll Rd and Victoria St). Visit our two new gardens at 96 Joy Lane and 31A Westgate Terrace.
We're maximising our space, be it tiny (Albert St and Ocean Cottage), on a busy road, or in deep shade. We garden on heavy Kent clay and are prone to northerly winds.
Stream Walk is the heart of our gardening community, where residents can learn new skills - ideal for those with no outside space of their own. By opening, we're hoping to encourage others with our ingenuity and style, rather than rolling acres.