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Garden Open Days

Chilham Castle’s gardens are part of a private home, so are not open to the public on a daily basis.

The gardens will be open every Tuesday from now to the end of August i.e. 18th and 25th July and lst, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August and National Garden Scheme (NGS) days are Friday 18th August from 5.00 – 8.00 p.m. and Saturday 19th August from 2.00 – 5.00 p.m http://www.ngs.org.uk

See CONTACTS for location details.

Adult £5  :  Concessions £4  :  Children under 5 FREE

Private Garden Tours

For groups of 10 or more, we can arrange a tour of the gardens. Costs as follows:

  1. Unescorted tours £5 per head:  Arrange an hour and date by email. Head gardener Greg Park will greet you at the main gates, receive your money, and arrange a time to let you out of the gates again.
  2. Escorted tours £8 per head: Arrange an hour and date by email. Head gardener Greg Park will greet you at the main gates and escort you around the gardens for a 40 minute tour.
  3. An in-depth history tour of the gardens and house with our castle historian. £12 per head (minimum 10 people). Arrange an hour and date by email.
  4. For coach parties up to 50, £10 per head. Duration about 2-3 hours depending upon the party’s walking speed over a total distance about one mile, including climbing fairly steep slopes up to the crown of the park (320 acres) and about ¼ mile from the lake up to the kitchen garden. Optional introduction: description of historic changes to houses in village square. Arrange a date by email.