'An ancient estate in a magnificent park with thrilling formal gardens now splendidly restored, one of Kent's finest' - The Times
Godinton House is one of the most important and fascinating houses in Kent. From its medieval origins, many generations of Tokes and subsequent owners have embellished and added to Godinton. The result is a charming house whose history is revealed throught the variety of its style, taste and furnishings from the 14th century to the present day.
The gardens also reflect the care and influence of successive owners. The yew hedges, formal topiary, pond and lawns were Sir Reginald Blomfield's first garden design in 1895, and have been softened and enhanced by susequent plantings. In contrast are the Wild Garden, with its carpet of daffodils and spring bulbs under a canopy of trees, the intimate Italian Garden, the Rose and Walled Garden with its greenhouses, fruit, vegetables, flowers and Delphinium collection.
Our tearoom serves delicious homemade cakes and refreshments.
Pre-booked groups of twleve or more are always welcome. Morning coffee, lunches and cream teas can be provided. Group visits welcome Monday to Thursday.
Godinton House and Gardens Godinton Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 3BP T: 01233 632652 01233 620733 F: 01233 647531 W: www.godinton-house-gardens.co.uk E: