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Godinton House & Gardens

12 acres complement the magnificent Jacobean house. Terraced lawns lead through herbaceous borders, rose garden and formal lily pond to intimate Italian garden and large walled garden with delphiniums, potager, cut flowers and iris border. March/April the wild garden is a mass of daffodils, fritillaries, other spring flowers.

Large collection of Bearded Iris flowering late May. Delphinium Festival (15 June - 24 June). Garden sculpture show (21 July-12 Aug). Macmillan Coffee Morning (Sept). Garden workshops and courses throughout the yr.

Opening for NGS:
Sunday 25 March, Sunday 20 May, Friday 22 June (1 - 6pm). Admission £5.00, children free. Home-made teas.

The Godinton House Preservation Trust

For other opening times and information, please phone 01233 643854, email or visit

Partial wheelchair access to ground floor of house and most of gardens.

How to find us

Godinton House & Gardens, Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3BP

1½m W of Ashford. M20 J9 to Ashford. Take A20 towards Charing & Lenham, then follow brown tourist signs.

More about Godinton House & Gardens

Contained within the great boundary yew hedge, part of Blomfield’s original design, are twelve acres of tranquil gardens. Terraced lawns, topiary and a large lily pond make a formal area softened by curvy edged herbaceous borders, mature magnolias and willows with roses and clematis tumbling down the steps. A newly designed rose garden is a voluptuous mix of shrub roses and herbaceous planting and the Italian garden with its statuary, mediterranean planting and gentle fountain make a perfect place to sit on a warm day. The large walled kitchen garden is home to a spectacular collection of delphiniums provided by the local Delphinium Society, fruit trees have been planted on the walls and there are beds of cutting flowers and vegetables laid out in front of a new Victorian style greenhouse. Two of the original greenhouses have been restored and are now used as a fern house and alpine house.