Raising funds for local parish churches Chilham, Badlesmere & Leaveland
Tours last about 3 hours in all. Groups of 25 to 30 – or coach parties up to 50. Tea and biscuits. Arrange a date by email.
Minimum charge £100 per group
Park & Garden Tour
Summary of Tour Introduction, mediaeval history, location of the Jacobean house, viewing the terraces, icehouse & ruined cricket-pavilion/gazebo (encircle the lake), the “Elephant” house, bowling green, middle terrace, the quiet garden, kitchen garden & the gardeners’ yard.
Summary of Tour – Forecourt, stables, Medieval history, changes to the garden & park, enter via front door to view hall, study, main staircase, morning room, library / card room, dining room, service corridor and swimming pool. Finally a brief tour of the gardens: bowling green, quiet garden, kitchen garden & gardeners’ yard, leaving by main gate.