Goodnestone Park, Kent; following in Jane Austen’s footsteps

Discover a garden that was visited and written about by Jane Austen and find out about her strong connection with the place. Goodnestone combines the romanticism of an old country garden with plantsmanship woven in since the 1960s.

National Garden Scheme CEO, George Plumptre takes you on a tour of this much-loved family home, filmed by his nephew Tom.

A closer look


The secluded walled garden with its long view across roses, water and flower borders to the tower of the village church is somewhere visitors come and sit for hours on end. Elsewhere there is the woodland garden to discover, characterful terraced lawns on either side of the house, an array of fine trees and views out from terraces in front of the house across the village cricket ground and parkland beyond.

This is a garden for all seasons, from snowdrops and other late-winter treasures to through spring in the woodland to the summer delights of the walled garden and autumn displays of perennial grasses, dahlias and michaelmas daisies.

Find out when Goodnestone next opens here

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