Forthcoming Events

Hever Castle and Stonewall Park – 10th May 2018

William Waldorf Astor bought the dilapidated keep at Hever and 630 acres of marshy land from the Meade-Waldos. . . more

The Unlikely Genius of Humphry Repton – 20th May 2018

The Kent Gardens Trust Spring Lecture 2018 will be given by John Phibbs, renowned garden historian and. . . more

Edwardian Elegance on the North Downs – 31st May 2018

Mt Ephraim and Doddington Place

This day provides. . . more

Stonepitts Manor, Seal and St Clere, Kemsing – 13th June 2018

We are privileged to have the opportunity to visit the private garden at Stonepitts Manor, home of Mr. . . more


May Garden

The Trust organises a series of events throughout the year, including talks and visits to interesting and significant gardens. These occasions are designed to be both enjoyable and informative. They provide a good opportunity for members to meet new people and renew old acquaintances, usually over lunch or tea. But they also provide an opportunity to increase our awareness and understanding of Kent's garden heritage. Many of the gardens we visit are not normally open to the general public.

Past events have included a tour of Restoration House and its garden, with commentary by the owner, guided tours of Margate and Broadstairs, and a visit to the World Garden at Lullingstone.

Our annual lectures cover a wide range of subjects for example: ‘The Protection of Landscapes at Risk’, ‘Conservation and Management in the Twentieth Century’ and ‘Sissinghurst and the Arts and Crafts Garden’.

Please click here to book online!

Please click here for a detailed diary of forthcoming events.

Please click here for a reminder of our past events.

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