Doddington Place Gardens

Doddington Place Gardens

Doddington Place is surrounded by wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.


 'As the shadows lengthen across the immaculate lawns at Doddington Place, one could be transported back 100 years' - Kent Life.

The lovely landscaped gardens, recognised of being of historical importance by English Heritage, are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres. The gardens have been open in aid of the National Gardens Scheme for more than fifty years.

There is a notable woodland garden – spectacular in May and June - which includes many different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools (currently undergoing extensive renovation); a formal sunk garden with herbaceous borders, and a flint and brick folly. Extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.

The garden has featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and twice on TV in Country Ways. It has also been the scene of episodes in the television series Perfect Scoundrels (with Peter Bowles) and Great Houses Cookery (with Michael Barry). Part of the film Waterland, starring Jeremy Irons and Natasha Richardson, was filmed here.

Opening times - Please check before visiting
Every Wednesday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from 1st April until the end of September 11 am - 5.00 pm.
Open for the National Gardens Scheme (see details in the Yellow Book)
Group visits also on other days by prior arrangement.
Dogs are allowed on a lead.
Coaches by appointment.
Free car parking.

The Gardens
 
The variety of the different areas of the gardens offers much of interest.  Whether a plantsman or a casual gardener. There is plenty to inspire and enjoy in tranquil surroundings.
  • Woodland Garden & Wellingtonia Walk
  • Spring Garden, Pond Walk & Folly Walk
  • Sunk Garden
  • Rock Garden
  • Hedges

Doddington Place Gardens
Nr Sittingbourne
Kent
ME9 0BB

T: 44 (0) 1795 886 101
 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015