500 years of history at Godinton House near Ashford. Beautiful gardens.
Excellent guided tours of this ancient house, Jacobean with medieval hall, many stunning rooms, beautifully furnished. 500 years of fascinating history.
Twelve acres of beautiful gardens, surrounded by the famous yew hedge. Formal and wild gardens with roses, delphiniums and splendid seasonal delights.
Serving delicious homemade cakes and refreshments.
Pre-booked groups of twelve or more are always welcome. Morning coffee, lunches and cream teas can be provided.
Ten minutes from M20 junction 9 and Ashford International Station. Close to historic Dover, Canterbury, Tenterden and other Kent attractions such as Sissinghurst Gardens, Belmont, Leeds Castle, Brogdale and Chapel Down Vineyard in Tenterden - the 'Garden of England'.
Many events go on throughout the year, see the events page on our website for more information or contact us.
Courses & Workshops
View our website for details of all our courses and workshops.
Garden Season Ticket available, enjoy all the seasons at Godinton.
The exterior is Jacobean, the compass gables added in 1620 by the great Captain Nicholas Toke but, within the house, the architectural puzzle is revealed from room to room. The Library, Chinese Room, White Room and magnificently carved staircase lead to the Great Chamber and Gallery, all revealing their own secrets and wonders, as the house is explored and explained by one of our excellent, enthusiastic guides.
There are twelve acres (five hectares) of tranquil gardens at Godinton to be explored and enjoyed, surrounded by parkland studded with stately oaks and chestnuts. Terraced lawns bordered by the famous yew hedge and topiaried box have been softened over the last century by the addition of long, curvy-edged herbaceous borders and ornamental tree and shrub plantings. Wandering through the gardens along broad gravel paths or across the neatly cut lawns (there are no 'Keep off the Grass' signs here) the visitor will discover many surprises.
Telephone: 01233 643854
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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015