The Gardens at Chartwell

Born from the keen amateur but creative minds of both Winston and Clementine Churchill, the gardens of Chartwell are as varied as they are beautiful the whole year round. History and nature merge seamlessly across the estate from the distinctive pastel colours of pink and white roses favoured by Lady Churchill, fruit and vegetables framed by the walls Sir Winston Churchill helped build, to acres of woodland and wider meadows.

Explore the gardens

" A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted."
- Sir Winston Churchill
Bumblebee sat on a dahlia in the kitcehn garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Late Summer Colour at Chartwell 

Catch the last of the summer fruit and vegetables in the kitchen garden, or meander down to the rock garden to see the water cascade into Sir Winston Churchill's swimming pool below.

Pink roses under blue skies with Chartwell in the distance

Fragrant Roses 

Share the Churchill’s love for this quintessential British flower at Chartwell. Admire the pascali rose, once voted the world’s favourite, in Lady Clementine’s Rose Garden and see why it’s still as popular as ever. Stroll through the Golden Rose Avenue in the Kitchen Garden, taking in the delicious smells of over 15 varieties of roses in lemon hues. Many roses are blooming already and more will be coming in the first couple of weeks in June.

One of our garden tours at Chartwell

Garden Tours at Chartwell 

Join one of our tours of the garden and experience a deeper insight in to its history and evolution from past owners as well as Churchill's influence complete with stories and anecdotes that bring the garden to life.

Walkies

" The outdoors is a canvas where Clementine and Winston Churchill’s relationship plays out."
- Tim Parker; Gardens & Estate Manager
Behind the scenes...
Alliums in the Orchard Meadow at Chartwell

Meadow Restoration at Chartwell

We’re currently in the middle of a long-term project to restore a meadow at Chartwell, encouraging wildflowers and nature back to our gardens.

Teeming with wildlife