Godinton House and Gardens
Thirteen acres of tranquil gardens are surrounded by ancient parkland studded with stately oaks and chestnuts
14 September 2018
- Entrance fee:
- £5 per adult
- 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.
Godinton House Preservation Trust
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.
Limited wheelchair access