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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Capability Brown in Leeds

Following the success our main Capability Brown event of the year, at Chilham Castle, you may wish to know there are more events to come with a Brown theme.

First, we have a very interesting. . . more

Great reaction to 'Capability Brown in Kent'!

Many of you will have now read our new book 'Capability Brown in Kent' which was published towards the end of April. We are delighted that many mainstream bookshops as well as most National Trust properties. . . more

Our new book has been published!

Our new book 'Capability Brown in Kent' has now been published, a little earlier than planned. It has involved a lot of hard work to get to this stage but we definitely believe it has been worth it. We. . . more

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Scotney Castle

Welcome to the Kent Gardens Trust website

The Kent Gardens Trust is a registered charity dedicated to the protection and conservation of historic parks and gardens throughout Kent.

We achieve these core objectives through various programmes dealing with conservation and research, education, publications and events.

In 2013 we celebrated our 25th anniversary. To find out more about who we are please read about us. To find out more about our work and how you can take part please read what we do.

A selection of historic parks and gardens in Kent

We are fortunate in having a rich variety of historic parks and gardens in Kent, many of which are open for the public to enjoy. You can find links to some of these gardens on the map below, and you can find details of many more here.

Cobham Hall Hever Castle Penshurst Place knole Scotney Sissinghurst Castle Leeds Castle Godinton House Goodnestone Park The Salutation

Run your mouse pointer over the white dots to see the garden names.

There are many more historic gardens in Kent. To find more click here .


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