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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.

Garden open days are held on the second Tuesday of every month between April and September and on annual National Garden Scheme days http://www.ngs.org.uk

See CONTACTS for location details.

Adult £5  :  Concessions £3  :  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.