Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden

Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden, Eynsford: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden Reviews: 4/5

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Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden

Lullingstone Castle & The World Garden
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We are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the 31st of October 2021 - 12 noon till 5pm. Please visit our website for the latest opening and event information.
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LShippo
Wokingham, UK46 contributions
What a gem!
Aug 2021 • Couples
We went to visit the World Gardens as there was a special tour with the son of the owner. Dressed in a costume of the first plant hunter he provided a superb tour, switching characters as we went around the gardens.

Other characters would magically appear and give their stories!

The gardens and poly tunnels were extremely beautiful, and Tom provided very good information on the plants and their origins.

I can imagine visiting at different times of the year to fully appreciate the variety of plants and trees that are planted there.

Thank you Tom for being such a wonderful host!
Written September 2, 2021
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Thank you SO much for your kind words and I am so glad to hear you enjoyed our Plant Hunters event. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written September 3, 2021
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Candice M
Swanley, UK460 contributions
The very best way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Jul 2021 • Friends
Another visit to the World Garden, just a lovely serene time. Lots to see and it is all so beautifully kept. Lovely to chat to Tom and the helpful volunteers. Could not resist a purchase from the very very reasonably priced plant shop. This is just the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Will be back soon.
Written July 25, 2021
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Thank you Candice for your kind words, so glad you had a great day and enjoyed a visit to our nursery. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Written August 2, 2021
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PJSSESDS
Sutton in Ashfield, UK111 contributions
Peaceful place
Jun 2021 • Couples
Went here for the first time.walked through the gate house to marvel at a beautiful property. The lakeside setting of the house is wonderful. Walked around the world garden which appears to be set in the walled garden. The cacti in one of the poly tunnels were amazing. Walk by the river and through the woodland was very nice. Also there are lots of walks nearby which are worth doing after a visit here. Some amazing London Plane trees in the park.

All in all, well worth a visit and when I'm back in the area I'd like to visit again.
Written July 2, 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for The World Garden, we are really pleased you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written July 12, 2021
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Purdy12345
Canterbury, UK34 contributions
Plant paradise
May 2021 • Couples
A really interesting place, Tom’s enthusiasm is contagious he is very knowledgeable. The world garden is a real testament to his brave passion for plants. It rained hard but it really didn’t matter, the roses smelt amazing everywhere was lush and green I would definitely recommend a visit to such a beautiful setting. Emma does great coffee too
Written June 18, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon!
Written June 24, 2021
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Lisa Fraser
Dover, UK670 contributions
Beautiful grounds and perfect afternoon!
May 2021 • Family
Perfect way to spend an afternoon with my friend I hadn’t seen for almost 10 months. Plenty of free parking outside on grassy area with views all around of fields. When we arrived we had just a few minutes wait to pay then we’re directed where toilets, food & gardens are. We walked past food marquee (temp for covid) then couldn’t resist a cuppa and some homemade cake. They do a offer for a baguette, snacks, hot drink, cake & blanket for £7.50 such a lovely idea! So much grass and trees and benches around the gardens and woods to sit. The world gardens were lovely and so many plants and nice areas to walk around. We nearly missed the cactus house but went back after we realised how to get there.., don’t miss it! Amazing with massive cacti. We had a wander through the woodland after then sat on edge of lake., so tranquil. Definitely worth a visit to a well loved castle (we need to revisit once house opens up after covid restrictions). Just a little hard to find once you reach the Roman house, don’t pull into the car park like we did (need a token to get out or helpful staff) & don’t go over the little bridge (private) you need to bear right instead and drive between Roman house and car park then drive a few minutes further up that lane with a few houses until you reach the castle.
Written June 5, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful and helpful information for your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future!
Written June 24, 2021
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Becky W
Hastings, UK162 contributions
Hidden gem
May 2021 • Couples
Visited these gardens using RHS memberships. The garden is really lovely featuring plants from all over the world. There are also a couple of polytunnels that can be visited which have a variety of fantastic plants. The gardens took us over an hour to visit and that included stopping for lunch at the food outlet on site, which is also highly recommended, would visit again.
Written May 16, 2021
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Thank you SO much for taking time to leave a review and share your experience of our garden and café. We hope to see you again soon!
Written May 25, 2021
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TellerMarie
London, UK36 contributions
A hidden Gem
May 2021
The World Garden is a must see. Lots of different flowers & plants. I love the Wooded area past the ponds behind the house. The lake is also very beautiful too. I'd not been before and had just walked around the nearby country park, so I was quite tired but Lullingstone Castle is well worth it. I'd definitely be coming back again soon!
Written May 6, 2021
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Thank you SO much for taking time to leave a review and share your experience - hope to see you again soon!
Written May 25, 2021
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CruiserWayne
Kent29 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2021 • Couples
A delightful place to visit, plenty to see, peaceful, tranquil and pretty.

World Garden is full of fabulous plants, the woodland Walk, river, pond and lake are stunning
Written April 23, 2021
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Thank you SO much for taking time to leave a review and share your experience - hope to see you again soon!
Written May 25, 2021
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Julie
69 contributions
Easter Event on Opening day.
Apr 2021 • Family

It was our first ever visit to The world Garden this morning. We were so looking forward to it we arrived early. There was a little hiccup with the card machines but this was all sorted out quickly, and Tom was there welcoming us all in his usual charismatic way. Track and trace all up and running well.

We were there for the Easter Event, which happened to be the opening day. On entry my daughter who’s seven was allowed to chose her pencil and we were given an information leaflet and a printed paper to pop down the letters we had to find around the grounds to complete the Easter challenge. All wonderfully printed and easy for our daughter Holly to read. The grounds themselves are just coming to life. Everything is manicured and colour is appearing everywhere. As we walked towards the moon gate I even spotted some dainty snake head fritillaries just showing themselves through the patches of grass.

The cafe marquee was open for take away only, and my mother in Law purchased some divine cake, but there was plenty of seating for us to sit and eat our picnic that we took.

At the end of our visit Holly got her Easter chocolate prize, I got some new plants and both myself and my mother in law purchased Tom books that he signed for us while we waited.

We left by the gate house and said goodbye to Toms mum who we had met when we arrived. A delightful friendly lady.
We all had a lovely few hours here and will definitely return in the next few months. The grounds are extensive. Wonderful for children to run around in and truly inspiring for us gardeners!

Highly recommend.
Written April 3, 2021
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Thank you for leaving such an informative and kind review. Tom, Sarah and all the volunteers have worked so hard over the winter, so it means a lot to have such great feedback. Hope to see you again soon!
Written April 9, 2021
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jay1410
London, UK13 contributions
Lovely gardens but not wheelchair friendly
Oct 2020 • Family
We went on a cloudy day at the end of Oct during Covid. We chose it because we were looking for somewhere to meet my father in law who is old, frail and wheelchair bound. Because of covid, we could only meet outdoors. The main house was closed. But the gardens are lovely and varied even in the greyness of autumn.

The world gardens has an amazing range of flora from around the world in a small well laid out area. Then there is the cactus house and the small “garden centre” where you can buy a few plants. We enjoyed them as did my father in law.

The lake and woodland is picturesque.

Cons:
1. it is not very wheelchair friendly. The paths in the gardens are laid with coarse gravel making them very difficult to push a wheelchair through. I imagine a pushchair might also be difficult to manoeuvre although probably manageable as it’s a lot lighter.

2. Badly sign-posted. There is massive signage for the lullingstone Roman villa but the castle and gardens are another half mile away with tiny hard to read signs.

3. At £9 per adult, it felt just a touch expensive although parking was free.
Written October 30, 2020
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Thank you for your kind words and feedback.
Written November 1, 2020
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