10 acre garden, landscaped with wide views; trees and cloud clipped yew hedges; woodland garden with azaleas and rhododendrons; Edwardian rock garden recently renovated (not wheelchair accessible); formal garden with mixed borders. New gothic folly.
Snowdrops in February.
Opening for NGS:
Sunday 18 February (11am - 4pm), Wednesday 9 May (11am - 5pm).
Wednesday 20 June (11am - 5pm). Also open Saddlers.
Sunday 16 September (11am - 5pm).
Admission £7.00, child £2.00. Cream teas.
Mr & Mrs Richard Oldfield
Wheelchair access possible to majority of gardens except rock garden.
How to find us
Doddington Place, Church Lane, Doddington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0BB
6m SE of Sittingbourne. From A20 turn N opp Lenham or from A2 turn S at Teynham or Ospringe (Faversham), all 4m.
More about Doddington Place
Doddington Place is surrounded by wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The lovely landscaped gardens are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres. There is a notable woodland garden which includes many different varieties of rhododendron and azalea; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools undergoing renovation; a formal sunk garden, originally designed by Markham Nesfield, with borders in a new scheme designed by Kirsty KnightBruce of herbaceous perennials and annuals; and a brick and flint gothic folly built c.1998. Extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive clipped yew hedges and many fine trees with far reaching rural views.