Historic Gardens

Mote Park, Maidstone

Mote Park is set in 450 acres of historic parkland and is one of the largest public parks in the south-east. It was designed for Lord Romney in the late 18th, early 19th century, and the original designed landscape remains virtually intact, with a large lake, cascades, pavilion and boat-house. In 2009, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £1.8m for the park's restoration and improvement.


Mount Ephraim, Faversham

Mount Ephraim Gardens is set in ten glorious acres of stunning Edwardian terraced gardens against a backdrop of the beautiful Kent countryside. The gardens were laid out in the early 1900s, and were restored in the 1950s after suffering years of neglect. The elaborate and unusual topiary, with a miscellany` of birds, animals and First World War memorabilia in clipped yew, truly captures the imagination. The Millennium Rose Garden abundant with scented roses and a traditional herbaceous border complete this stunning area. The gardens also feature a Japanese rock garden, water garden and lake, arboretum and a spectacular grass maze with a play area for children. It is a place of tranquillity and charm so often lost in larger more impersonal gardens.


Officers' Terrace, Chatham

The Officers' Terrace is within Chatham Historic Dockyard which is now a visitor attraction run by Chatham Historic Dockyard. For more than four centuries the Dockyard was one of Britain's most important centres of warship building and repair. The elegant Georgian Officers' Terrace was built in 1723-33 to house the most senior ranks of the Royal Navy. The terrace remains a parade of family houses, each with its separate walled gardens. The Officers' Terrace and its gardens is not open to the public, but the Commissioner's Garden is open if visiting the Dockyard.