Doddington Place Gardens is surrounded by wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.
"As the shadows lengthen across the lawns at Doddington Place, one could be transported back 100 years' Kent Life.
" Sublime Doddington" A.N. Wilson in the Evening Standard.
The lovely landscaped gardens, recognised of being of historical importance by English Heritage, are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres.
The gardens have been open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme for more than fifty years. There is a notable woodland garden – spectacular in May and June - which includes many different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools, a formal sunk garden with herbaceous borders, and a flint and brick folly.
Extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.
The garden has featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and twice on TV in Country Ways. It has also been the scene of episodes in the television series Perfect Scoundrels (with Peter Bowles) and Great Houses Cookery (with Michael Barry). Part of the film Waterland, starring Jeremy Irons and Natasha Richardson, was filmed here.
Lunches and delicious cream teas are available all day in the tea room, and visitors can also choose to enjoy their afternoon refreshments relaxing on the lawns on one of the picnic rugs supplied to visiting guests.
Falconry demonstrations are at 3pm every Sunday and Bank Holiday, and special events also run throughout the year.
Open Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays
from 30th March April to 27th September 2015, 11am to 5pm
Entrance Adult £6.00, Child ( 3- 16) £2.00, ( under 3's no charge)
Group bookings welcome by arrangement.
How to find Doddington Place Gardens
Doddington Place is situated 5 miles south west of Faversham; from the M2, take exit 6. See our Location Map in Quick Links above.
Doddington Place Gardens are open 11am to 5pm, every Sunday and Wednesday from end of March until the end of September, and on Bank Holiday Mondays. For more information call 01795 886101 or visit our website.