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The Good Gardens Guide
Gardens in Kent
One of only three

Walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps

In 2014 the 18th Century Serpentine Walk was reinstated, following the route familiar to Jane Austen on her visits to her brother who lived at Goodnestone.

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Seasonal highlights

Snowdrops, early miniature daffodils, hellebores, daphnes, witch hazels, witch hazels, mahonias and bold winter views.

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The Nursery

The nursery is run by Francis Plumptre and concentrates on selling stock propagated from plants growing in the garden.

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Weddings at Goodnestone

Talk to us about your big day.

For the ultimate in fairy-tale romance, follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s brother and tie the knot at Goodnestone.

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Perfect for that special occasion

Exquisite privately owned stately home and garden sensitively restored to its former magnificent glory. A favourite of Jane Austen’s.

Wonderfully secluded with stunning views

A perfect combination of the depths of the country and yet only an hour and half from Central London. The renowned gardens lovingly referred to as ‘Sissinghurst without the crowds’ set the scene for your stay at this beautiful Queen Anne Gem.

Celebration house

Transform a memorable occasion into something unforgettable by hosting your celebrations at Goodnestone Park, a stunning stately home in the wonderful Garden of England in Kent .

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When ,
Blossom in the arboretum, early magnolias, euphorbias, tulips, alliums and spring perennials in borders, cistus.
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Early Summer

When ,
Early-flowering clematis, cornus, wisteria, roses, mixed borders.
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When ,
Lilies, salvias, penstemons, hemerocallis and scabious in borders, kniphofias, lavenders, agapanthus, foxgloves in the woodland garden.
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Hydrangeas in the woodland garden, autumn foliage and flowering trees, Michaelmas daisies, perennial grasses.
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