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Goodnestone, Canterbury,
Kent, CT3 1PL

01304 840107

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

April 1st - September 27th Wednesday,Thursday, Friday. Times 11am-5pm
Also Sunday 12-5pm
October- Sundays only 12-4pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes

17th Mar 22nd Sept

Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:

Snowdrops Hellebores

Admission Prices

Adult £6.00 Child (6-16) £2; Students £4.00; Senior Citizens £5.50; Family (2 adults + 2 Children) £14,
Disabled in wheelchairs £1
Parties 20+ £5.50pp; Parties 20+ guided tour £8.50pp.
Parties outside opening hours £8.50pp

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Many special events throughout the season, see own website

Garden Features & Events
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Inns & Pubs:

Griffins Head, Chillenden

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Canterbury Wingham Sandwich

Description of Garden

The garden covers approximately 14 acres. The formal area lies around the house with fine specimen trees; and now a parterre planted for the millennium. This leads through a small arboretum to the woodland area, with a 1920's rockery and pond, rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, cornus and a large collection of hellebores.
Finally, visit the walled garden with some of its walls dating back to the 17th century, as this area has been redesigned and planted during the last 30 years and is filled with clematis, old red roses and many other herbaceous plants - it is of interest all the year round.

History Of Garden

The house was built in 1700 by Brook Bridges and enlarged by his great-grandson, whose daughter married Jane Austen's brother, prompting many references to the house in her letters. The garden nearest the house dates from the sixteenth century, with 17th century additions and 18th century parkland. The woodland was laid out in the 1920's.

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