Local Gardens

Links to local gardens

Many of our visitors are interested in visiting the local gardens of which there are many. You will find Cloth Hall Oast the perfect place to stay for visiting gardens such as the National Trust's Sissinghurst Garden, which is by far the most popular with our visitors.

Here's a list of the Top 5 gardens visited by our visitors...

sissinghurst gardens

1. Sissinghurst Gardens

A garden, in a ruin, in a farm. Sissinghurst’s beautiful garden was first laid out by novelist Vita Sackville-West and her diplomat husband Harold Nicolson in the 1930’s.
Driving time: Less than 10 minutes.
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hole park garden

2. Hole Park Gardens

Attractively laid out, privately owned 15 acre garden. Hole Park is often referred to as a hidden gem, and there are plenty of treasures to be found within its walls and hedges.
Driving time: Less than 15 minutes.
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pashley manor garden

3. Pashley Manor Gardens

On the border of East Sussex and Kent. A winner of the HHA / Christie's Garden of the Year Award 'One of the finest gardens in England'
Driving time: Less than 20 minutes.
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marle place gardens

4. Marle Place Gardens

Peaceful, privately owned Wealden garden, ten acres of formal planting and many more acres of woodland and orchard.
Driving time: Less than 25 minutes.
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scotney castle gardens

5. Scotney Castle Gardens

Victorian country house and romantic garden with 14th century moated medieval castle set in a beautiful wooded estate.
Driving time: Less than 25 minutes.
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great dixter gardens

6. Great Dixter Garden

A Tudor house with a famous Arts and Crafts garden.
Driving time: Less than 30 minutes.
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Full list of Gardens and Properties with Gardens

Downderry Lavender Nursery
Emmetts Garden
Great Comp Garden
Great Dixter House & Garden
Groombridge Place Garden
Hever Castle & Garden
Hole Park Garden
Ightham Mote
Leeds Castle
Lullingstone Castle & World Garden
Marle Place Garden
Merriments Garden
Michelham Priory
Pashley Manor Garden
Penshurst Place
Riverhill Himalayan Garden
Scotney Castle
Sheffield Park Gardens
Sissinghurst Gardens
Tonbridge Castle
Wakehurst Place

"This was our second stop on our trip to Kent, Mrs Morgan recommended a scenic route to Canterbury via Chilham, we opted for a King size bedroom and enjoyed it and she booked several restaurants around town to suit our needs. We had cousins for the day and Mrs Morgan invited them to tea which led to some very lively discussions. She is a very interesting lady and we loved our stay. Cranbrook is a town we would love to go back to and there is so much to see and do." Judy K.


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