The Garden Guide

Pines Garden

The Pines Garden is a 6-acre arboretum-like garden with, as the name suggests, a range of conifers. The Kitchen Garden has over 40 different species of fruit with exotics as well as natives. There is a roundhouse shelter built from recycled wood from felled leylandii trees. The garden also features a cascade and adjoining lake, a rockery, grass labyrinth, flowering shrubs and a statue of Winston Churchill. The Pines Garden has been run organically since 2002. This involves working in harmony with the natural systems, composting, recycling waste materials and using natural predators to control pests.

Head Gardener's Comment

This 6-acre Garden has many fine features including a lake, a specially created grass labyrinth and a roundhouse shelter for picnics. You can also visit our new organic kitchen garden with over 40 different species of fruit and vegetables from the exotic to the familiar. There are paths for buggy and wheelchair access and lots of seating for visitors to come and unwind at any time of the year.

Photograph © Bay Trust
Pines Garden
Photograph © Bay Trust


The St Margaret's Bay Trust is an education and environmental charity which owns and manages The Pines Calyx™, a conference, training and events venue located within the 6 acre Pines Garden. Additional facilities include St Margaret's Museum and adjoining tearoom

Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover, Kent, England, CT15 6DZ

All year. Daily except 25th December. Open 10am to 5pm.

Adult £3.00, Concession £2.50, Child (Under 14) 50p Wheelchair Users £1.00

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