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.

Daffodils growing in the gardens at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent
Spring blossom against blue skies and Chartwell

Closure at Chartwell 

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority so Chartwell is now closed until further notice. This includes gardens, toilets and the carpark.

Explore the gardens

" A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted."
- Sir Winston Churchill
Daffodils in the garden at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Signs of spring cropping up at Chartwell 

Want to know what's out right now in the Chartwell gardens? Discover our top seasonal highlights for what is in bloom for you to see - we'll keep updating this list as the year goes on as they emerge, so check back soon.

Walkies

" The outdoors is a canvas where Clementine and Winston Churchill’s relationship plays out."
- Tim Parker; Gardens & Estate Manager
Behind the scenes...
Blossom on the step-over apple vines growing in the Walled Garden at Chartwell

Edible elements in the Walled Garden at Chartwell 

One of the busiest parts of the Walled Garden at Chartwell are the fruit and vegetable beds, with the produce grown once supplying the house and now used up in our own café. Discover each season of these still highly productive beds and how we look after them.

Teeming with wildlife