Our organically managed gardens surround the historic house and lie at the heart of the 500-acre farm and estate. 

We welcome a wide diversity of visitors and students throughout the year, and the gardens aim to meet the needs of all who visit. Our outdoor spaces are often used creatively by visiting groups for a range of activities from the arts to an alternative meeting space.

Gardening for the environment and for education

The main aim of our gardening is to give a little bit back to the environment by creating a haven for the abundant wildlife in the surrounding Kent countryside. Designed throughout to emphasise our relationship with nature, some garden areas offer secluded quiet, restful spaces, whilst others offer open areas for hands-on learning.

We strive to create a relaxed setting with nature taking the lead and perfection taking a back seat. You'll find beautiful, nectar-rich ornamental plants combined with native wildflowers, ponds, shady avenues of trees and flowing lawns.

Organic vegetable gardens

Just north of Bore Place House is our expanding Soil Association certified organic vegetable garden. This provides produce that we sell to small businesses as well as being used in our on-site kitchen and for educational work with visiting schools and community groups.

All the gardens are managed by a small, dedicated team of staff and volunteers. If you're interested in getting involved, please get in touch


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