A haven for wildlife, attracting many insects and birds and with a diversity of plants.

Pathway through flowers and bushes at Avalon one of the British Red Cross open gardens.

30 June 2023


Entrance fee:
£6 for adults, children under 12 go free. £10 (cash only) if visiting both Avalon and Mount Ephraim
2pm - 5pm
Garden owner:
Violet Croll

For all enquiries, please get in touch with us by email: opengardens@redcross.org.uk

Avalon is a 1/2-acre garden on the edge of woodland, with many mature trees and shrubs on a north-west facing clay slope, which makes it both challenging and interesting.

It features a diversity of plants, including some unusual specimens, plus collections of ferns, hostas and roses and sub-tropical plants. There is also a variety of vegetables, fruit trees and bushes.

A haven for wildlife, attracting many insects and birds, with interlinked paths and spots to stop and take in the views, Avalon has been described as a “woodland wonderland” and featured on Gardeners’ World in 2022.

57 Stoney Road
ME13 9TN

M2 J7 or A2 E of Faversham take A299, first left, Staplestreet, then left, and right past Mt Ephraim, turn left, then right. From A2 Canterbury, turn off Dunkirk, turn right at the bottom of the hill onto Staplestreet then right and right again. Park in the side roads.


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