Welcome to Goodnestone

Visitors to Goodnestone are always surprised to discover such a haven of beautiful tranquillity hidden away in south-east Kent. The gardens have many centuries of history behind them and have been created by generations of the FitzWalter family who have lived here since they built the house. The gardens have been brought to their present level of acclaimed quality during the last forty years. They are full of gardening quality at all times of the year, from early spring to late-autumn, but they are just as enjoyable for a peaceful family day out or a walk in the Kent countryside. The gardens also provide the setting for special events, including concerts, plant fairs and wedding receptions. We hope that you will enjoy visiting us.

Telephone 01304 840107

Garden Open


Sunday only: 23rd February - 13th April 12 noon - 4pm

Main Season: 15th April - 26th September

Tues - Fri: 11am - 5pm

Sunday: 12 noon - 5pm


Sunday 12 noon to 5pm


Walk in Jane Austen's Footsteps and follow the newly reinstated 18th century Serpentine Walk. To find out more, click here