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Gardens in Britain


From untouched gardens to cultivated landscapes and pruned estates, England is rich with spectacular and diverse gardens. Southern England in particular, with its warmer weather, boasts some of the country’s finest gardens.

Here is a selection of the most beautiful gardens in the South of England that are easily accessible by car. Prepare for great discoveries and enjoy spring!

In the heart of Kent

Known as the ‘Garden of England’, the Kent region is home to enchanting gardens. The Penshurts Place & Gardens has a botanical garden and several lakes. The Goodnestone Park Gardens is in the heart of a peaceful estate with a little pond. Also, do not miss out on the Hever Castle & Gardens with impressive natural sculptures in the Tudor Garden.

Our Dover port is perfectly located on Kent’s coast, making a ferry crossing from Dunkirk or Calais the ideal route to the ‘Garden of England’.

The treasures of Sussex

With historic mansions, country houses and English gardens, Sussex has a lot to offer. Borde Hill features an Italian garden, a paradise walk and a rose garden. The gardens of West Dean have been improved by the presence of the botanical garden and beautiful pergola. The House & Gardens at Alfriston Clergy House, National Trust's first property, is also most definitely worth a visit.

Discover these places with ease from the port of Newhaven via our Dieppe to Newhaven ferry crossing.