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Beautiful gardens

An unexpected gem in the Kent area and not very far from Orpington and Bromley. We couldn't visit... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Yashada J
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Worth a visit

Having read a lot about this place over the years it seemed an ideal opportunity to take visiting... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
tabbytoes
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Lullingstone Castle is one of England’s oldest family estates, dating back to the time of Domesday. The World Garden combines plant heritage with cutting-edge horticulture. We are now CLOSED for the 2018 season and re-open on the 6th April 2019.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Eynsford DA4 0JA, England
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+44 1322 862114
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during a special Mexican event, entertained by knowledgeable plant enthusiast, Tom Hart Dyke, whose good humour is highly infectious. His guided tour of the wonderfully laid out World Garden had everyone grinning widely and learning about some amazing plants from South America -...More

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LullingstoneCastleWG, Owner at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to leave your review and describing the enjoyment of your visit, as well as the passion of our family and our special home. We love hearing from our visitors and will be sharing your review on our Facebook page as...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The castle is so nice and it has a great history, the hosts are kind and the garden is fantastic. We were lucky enough to have a free tour guide who presented us the church and the house in a thoughtful and funny manner. Unfortunately...More

Thank Marius Z
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your Excellent review, we are very pleased you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Tom, his Mum Sarah are delightful and so welcoming to all. You can genuinely see the passion for the garden and house. We were beaming from ear to ear from the time we walked in, to the time we left. I live in Cambridge, but...More

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LullingstoneCastleWG, Owner at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for our Mexican weekend. All the family and volunteers are dedicated to ensuring our visitors have a special visit, they will be delighted with your feedback, it means a lot!

Reviewed 15 September 2018

I spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Lullingstone Castle. The £10 admission fee seemed very reasonable. It gave us access to the extensive and attractive grounds, which comprise a lake; St Botolphs Church (which is well worth a look inside as it has some unusual...More

Thank Adventuress117
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review. You visited on our Mexican event weekend so hopefully had chance to see our new cacti house too! We really appreciate your feedback and detailed description to help other users plan hopefully their visit to us! We hope...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

An unexpected gem in the Kent area and not very far from Orpington and Bromley. We couldn't visit the house as last tour finishes at 2.00 but the gardens were a joy! Well set out and some amazing displays of Bamboo and Cactii. The Cactus...More

Thank Yashada J
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed our 'Hot' and Spiky' House, we are opening the our new Cacti house this weekend (15/16th September) so hope you can visit again soon and enjoy a house tour (one at...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

At a loose end, we decided to pop into Lullingstone & The World Garden. Interesting house (a house now stands on the grounds, rather than your traditional castle). Be sure to get there for the tour to get the full historical context. The World Garden...More

Thank Corbo1976
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for your informative review and we hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I'm an English heritage member but when I asked re the discount I was told they wouldn't give any as I went alone. Needless to say I didn't go in. Thanks very much. Why should I pay £9 when couples are paying £4.50 eachMore

Thank kim T
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thankyou very much for your feedback. We are a family run tourist attraction and we try to offer a variety of offers for all our visitors. The English Heritage offer is 2 adults for the price of 1. We have updated our website to highlight...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

My husband Alan and I have worked there as volunteers for over 12 years now, we really enjoy meeting visitors and talking to them. The house is open for you to explore it's history and the church too, so much information connected to the same...More

Thank IrisMChapman
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks Iris for your lovely review and overview of our very special place.

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went back to the Lullingstone Castle World Garden for our second visit and once again had a wonderful time. There is so much packed in that even though the garden is quite small, seeing everything still takes a while. Allow at...More

Thank MartinRAvis
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review and sharing your visit favourite features of the garden. We have our Mexican weekend (15/16 September) with our new hot house opening so we hope you can visit again soon.

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Having read a lot about this place over the years it seemed an ideal opportunity to take visiting family there. You can get 2 for 1 entry on a variety of deals including with the Gardeners World magazine which we did - it makes it...More

Thank tabbytoes
LullingstoneCastleWG, Manager at Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank you for your review and your feedback it's always appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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wolfes2014
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Guide dogs only.
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