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Goodnestone Park Gardens

Canterbury

One of Kent’s outstanding gardens and the favourite of many visitors. 14 acres around C18 house (not open) and with views over cricket ground and parkland. Something special yr-round from snowdrops and spring bulbs to the famous walled garden with old fashioned roses and kitchen garden. Outstanding trees and woodland garden with cornus collection and hydrangeas later. 2 arboretums, contemporary gravel garden. Picnics welcome.
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    The former home of Margaret, Lady FitzWalter, Goodnestone Park Gardens covers approximately fourteen acres. The formal area around the house with fine old specimen trees, leads into a small arboretum with an avenue of limes. This adjoins a mature woodland area, with a 1920's rockery and pond. The walled garden, with some of the walls dating back to the 17th century has been redesigned and planted during the last 30 years with changes and new plantings continuing all the time. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, her brother marrying a daughter of the house. There is a small nursery which is stocked entirely from plants grown in the garden and these are propagated on the premises.

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Featured in The Lady magazine and Country Life.

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Goodnestone Park Gardens- Canceled

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Owner Information

Francis Plumptre
01304 840107
http://www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

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Goodnestone Park Gardens
Wingham
Canterbury
Kent
CT3 1PL

6m SE of Canterbury.

More about Goodnestone Park Gardens

The former home of Margaret, Lady FitzWalter, Goodnestone Park Gardens covers approximately fourteen acres. The formal area around the house with fine old specimen trees, leads into a small arboretum with an avenue of limes. This adjoins a mature woodland area, with a 1920's rockery and pond. The walled garden, with some of the walls dating back to the 17th century has been redesigned and planted during the last 30 years with changes and new plantings continuing all the time. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor, her brother marrying a daughter of the house. There is a small nursery which is stocked entirely from plants grown in the garden and these are propagated on the premises.

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