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Godinton House & Gardens

Ashford

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.
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    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.

Features and Attractions

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.

Press and Media Coverage

Unveiling of Emily Young sculpture in the gardens on BBC news.

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Godinton House & Gardens- Canceled

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Owner Information

The Godinton House Preservation Trust
01233 643854
info@godintonhouse.co.uk
http://www.godintonhouse.co.uk

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How to find us

Godinton House & Gardens
Godinton Lane
Ashford
Kent
TN23 3BP

1½m W of Ashford.
Accessibility information

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

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.

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