Last updated on 18 January 10

Penshurst Place Garden

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A castellated medieval house, with later additions, surrounded by old gardens. The garden was one of the first to be restored, in the 1860s, to its 'Old English' style. George Devey used Kip's engraving (c1700) for guidance. A second restoration began in the 1970s. The gardens have a series of rectangular enclosures treated in different ways. There is a box parterre, an orchard, a rose garden and borders designed by Lanning Roper. Blomfield wrote that 'Nothing can be more beautiful than some of the walks under the apple trees in the gardens of Penshurst'.

Plants of Note

Peonies in June

Address - Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, England, TN11 8DG
Opening times - 29th March - 31st October 2010. Daily. Also open weekends 6th March - 28th March 2010. Open 10.30am to 6pm. House open from 12 noon - 4.00pm
Admission - Adult House & Garden £9.50, Garden only £7.50.
Website - Visit the Penshurst Place Garden website

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  • almost 6 years ago Adam Hodge said

    What a garden! True class ! A fantastic blend of ancient and modern ! So quintessentially English and with sublimely understated yet supremely elegant planting schemes throughout !


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