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Doddington Place Gardens

Landscaped gardens around a Victorian mansion on an 850-acre Edwardian estate.

Doddington, near Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 0BB

Doddington Place Gardens

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Doddington Place is surrounded by wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.

The lovely landscaped gardens, recognised of being of historical importance by Historic England, are set in the grounds of an imposing Victorian mansion and cover ten acres.

There is a notable woodland garden – spectacular in May and June – which includes many different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas; also a large Edwardian rock garden with pools; a formal sunk garden with herbaceous borders, and a flint and brick folly.

Extensive lawns and avenues are framed by impressive clipped yew hedges and many fine trees.

Opening Times

2022

17 April to end of September.

Every Sunday, Wednesday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am-5pm.

PRE-BOOKED TICKETS – Full details see: Visitor Information. (Please note that you book a time for a day pass and not the duration of your stay). You are welcome to stay until the gardens close at 5pm.

Historic Houses members must show a membership card for free entry to the gardens and do not need to book a slot.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Group Visits

Group visits are most welcome any day of the week, but please book in advance. To explore the gardens fully takes approximately an hour.

Parties of 12 and over £6.00 per person. Guided tours available from £75 per group. Find out more.

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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