We’re reopening the places you love in Kent, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below…
Rudyard Kipling wanted his garden to be a place for family and friends to relax and unwind. Autumn brings a sense of change with muted yellows and oranges colouring the garden and surrounding landscape. Wander in the gardens or take a longer hike across the estate.
Standing tall in the valley of the River Rother, this ancient stone castle is one of the most iconic in the South of England. Much photographed, and explored by generations of families, it has centuries of history to be told. Stroll around the grounds of this archetypal 14th century moated castle for a glimpse of medieval splendour.
Visit the place that Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with. The world renowned garden they created together still looks beautiful in the autumn months with dew twinkling on the hedges and seed heads. The Long Library is also open to explore with safety measures in place.
Scotney Castle in Kent boasts a romantic garden with a view of the 14th-century moated castle and the Victorian country mansion and all in a beautiful wooded estate. Autumn adds a wash of colours across the estate and throughout the garden.
Make the most of the last rays of summer sun at our gardens in and around East Sussex. From early harvest pickings at Smallhythe Place to late summer colour in the rose garden at Bateman's, there is plenty to see.
Now is a great time to get out and about into the fresh autumn air in and around East Sussex. Our downloadable walks will lead you to the very best of autumn colour at places like Sissinghurst Castle Garden.
Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.
Did you know that we produce podcasts? You can download episodes for free on a variety of subjects, from the stories behind our gardens, collections and outdoor places, to the houses that helped shape and influence the work of great writers.