- Event dates
- Opening times
16:00 – 18:30
- House open
- House Opening Times
Thursday 8 July 2021
Join us on Thursday 8 Julyfor an exclusive tour with Judith Phillips, owner of Kentwell, and Head Gardener, and find out all about the amazing gardens at Kentwell especially reflecting how she and the Principal Gardener coped in the Gardens during Covid and recruited a force of now 40+ volunteer gardeners. This event is limited to 30 tickets and must be pre-booked. Please follow current social distancing guidance and regulations while visiting.
Join us at the tearoom for tea and cake, from 4pm. Judith will then take you on an interesting and informative tour around our gardens.
The 16th Century House and 15th Century Moat House are attractive from every angle and still dominate the Gardens. Their beauty and the usually still waters of the moats, disturbed only by fish and fowl, set the tone. There is an aura of timelessness created by the mellow red brick, the water and the ancient trees, from our 1000 year old oak to a lawn guarded by England's most majestic cedars.
There's a sense of fun too; from the sculpted tree and courtyard maze to the yew castle and varied topiary, some of it truly massive, encountered throughout. Topiary here has been Judith's speciality for over 30 years and she created and has maintained the famous Pied Piper Topiary.
Please pre-book your tour (any time up to 10.30am on the day) and please arrive in good time.
Please note that advance booking is essential as we will be strictly limiting numbers on site. We regret we will not be able to offer tickets to buy at the gate.
If you are Season Ticket holders, we are offering you a 10% discount for tickets to this tour. Please pre-book.
Virus Precautions: Visitors must follow the tour and observe current social distancing guidelines. Please bring gloves and hand sanitiser, and wear lower face coverings if you choose. Please do not attend if you are suffering from, or displaying any symptoms of, Coronavirus, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has had symptoms or tested positive for Coronavirus.
Facilities: the loos near the Tea Garden area will be available for use.
The Weather: we will open whatever the weather and your visit can certainly fill a rewarding few hours. Please dress appropriately for the weather! Kentwell has its own Met Office weather report - please click here to view it.
Accessibility: the majority of the gardens are accessible by wheelchair in good weather, via good pathways and firm, lawned or mown grass tracks.
Dogs: no dogs, except guide dogs, are permitted within the grounds.
Cancellations and refunds: Should Government action at any time cause us to close, we will, of course, refund any tickets purchased for any affected days. Otherwise, we operate a no-refunds policy. Tickets are not transferrable to other days, or to other events. Please always check our website before travelling, in case circumstances or Government Advice has changed.