Historic Gardens

Cobham Hall, Cobham


Picture of Cobham Hall Cobham Hall is a grand 17th century country house that is now an independent boarding and day school for girls. It lies within 150 acres of magnificent Grade II* registered parkland designed by the landscape gardener, Humphry Repton (1752-1818). He worked there for twenty years from 1790. The parkland has undergone restoration and shows how Repton introduced subtle details and views, contrasting with the grand panoramas of his contemporary, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. There is a range of listed garden structures, including the Grade II ‘Repton's Seat’ and later garden additions, including 20th century formal features by the designer William Goldring.


www.cobhamhall.com

Doddington Place, near Sittingbourne


Picture of Doddington Place Dodddington Place is an imposing Victorian mansion set within 10 acres of 18th century parkland with many fine trees. There are notable areas of woodland containing a variety of rhododendrons and azaleas, an Edwardian rock garden under restoration, a sunken garden with herbaceous borders, and a flint and brick folly.


www.doddingtonplacegardens.co.uk

Emmetts Garden, Ide Hill


Picture of Emmetts Garden Emmetts Garden is a late 19th century plantsman's garden influenced by the gardener and journalist William Robinson (1838-1935), and is now managed by the National Trust. The garden contains many unusual trees and shrubs, rose and rock gardens. Magnificent displays of flowers and shrubs can be seen in spring. The garden lies near the highest point in Kent and there are wonderful views between the informal planting.


www.nationaltrust.org.uk/emmetts-garden