Godinton House and Gardens

Thirteen acres of tranquil gardens are surrounded by ancient parkland studded with stately oaks and chestnuts

Godington Garden

14 September 2018

Kent

Entrance fee:
£5.00 per adult (garden only) £10.00 per adult (house and garden)
Time:
1.00 pm to 6.00 pm

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Charles Marshall by email at CMarshall@redcross.org.uk or by phone 07808 783358

Thirteen acres of fabulous gardens complement the magnificent Jacobean house. Terraced lawns ornamented with topiary lead through herbaceous borders to a large formal lily pond. The rose garden is a flamboyant mix of shrub roses and herbaceous perennials. 

Walking further down the broad gravel paths leads to an intimate Italian garden. There is also a large walled garden with a collection of delphiniums, a potager, cut flowers and an iris border. Three greenhouses hold exotics, alpines and ferns.

Address:

Godinton House Preservation Trust 
Godinton House 
Godinton Park 
Ashford
Kent 
TN23 3BP

Directions:

Godinton House is a few minutes drive from Junction 9 off the M20.

From Junction 9, follow signs for Lenham, A20. About a mile after the second roundabout, there is a signpost for the house on the left-hand side (opposite the Hare & Hounds public house).

A taxi ride from Ashford International Railway Station takes 10 minutes and costs approximately £6.

The 123 bus runs from Ashford Town Centre, County Square (Stop K) and stops opposite the Hare and Hounds public house after about 20 minutes. It is then a short walk along Godinton Lane to the North Lodge gates.

Facilities:

  • Toilet facilities

  • Limited wheelchair access

  • Refreshments

  • Plant sale