Godinton House & Gardens

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Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent,
Kent, TN23 3BP

01233 620773

01233 647351


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
Gardens only 1st Mar - 1st Nov; daily; 2pm - 5.30pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

For booked groups

House Open for Viewing: Yes

15th Apr - 2nd Oct; Fri - Sun & BHs; 2pm - 5.30pm (last tour 4.30pm)

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

14th March & 28th Mar, 25th June; 2pm - 5.30pm

Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring Late June

To see:

Abundance of daffodils and wild flowers Delphiniums & roses

Admission Prices

Adult, House & gardens £8, Gardens only £5; Child Free

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

Partial access for the disabled. Lunches can be pre-booked. Tea room only open when House is open. Special tours for groups. Events, Courses and Workshops - see own website Caravan Site on the estate - Tel: John Smith on 01233 620908

Garden Features & Events

Rose Garden, Italian Garden, Delphinium collection in the Walled Garden.

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

Hotels & Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Eastwell Manor The Clockhouse holiday flat - 08706 092429


The Lime Tree, Lenham

Inns & Pubs:

Hare & Hounds, Ashford Dering Arms, Pluckley Bell Inn, Smarden

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Ashford Designer Outlet Eurostar International Station

Description of Garden

The great boundary hedge, based on Blomfield's original design, is one of the largest in the country. Inside the long yew hedge, shaped to mirror the gables on the house, is to be found the formal garden. This features lawns, topiary, pond, terraces and the Pan Garden with views out on to the 18th century park. Other notable elements are the daffodils and large tulip tree set in a wild garden, the Italian Garden and Rose Garden. There are numerous varieties of clematis growing up the walls and fruit trees. There are also some new delphinium borders, thanks to the Delphinium Society. Restoration is continuing with the large walled kitchen garden.
The walled garden contains vegetable and cut flower beds, greenhouses, fruit trees and the fabulous delphinium borders tended by the Delphinium Society.

History Of Garden

Godinton is a glorious Jacobean mansion, reworked in the 1890's by Sir Reginald Blomfield, who then went on to create the twelve acres of gardens.

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