Beech Court Gardens
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  • Marie Louise R
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    A quintessentialy British sunny Summer afternoon, straight from Central Casting.
    Beech Court Gardens are open this weekend as part of the National Gardens Scheme. The garden openings were suspended , in 2018, by the previous owners. The new owners hope to reopen the gardens in 2023 but this weekend represents the only chance to visit this year. I visited this afternoon. The welcome was very warm both from the owners and the charming ladies of the parish, providing refreshments. There was a wonderful selection of cake and even sandwiches. The prices were very reasonable. There is a newly decorated tea room and new outside seating, surrounded by roses, which also adorned every table. The gardens are wonderful with a very wide selection of trees and shrubs. There is a large wooded area with a variety of conifers and splendid well established oak trees. There are many unusual specimen trees throughout the garden including huge Redwoods. At this time of year rambling roses scramble everywhere, surrounding the house and lawns and clambering into the trees. The scent in the warm sunshine was amazing. Despite being late in the season there were still some later Rhodadendrons and Azaleas. As well as the old established ones a selection of new Azaleas have been planted. Many of the Azaleas, particularly the yellow ones, were still contributing their exotic tropical scent. The gardens were famous for the hydrangeas and early ones are just beginning to flower. There is a lovely wild pond with many surrounding marginal plants. It is inhabited by lots of healthy and happy looking fish who have produced hundreds of tiny babies. The whole atmosphere is relaxing, peaceful and joyful. I should definitely recommend going next year. Though the Challock Flower festival is the last weekend of August and perhaps Beech Court could be persuaded to be kind enough to open their gardens again, at the same time, for another pop up weekend?
    Traveled solo
    Written June 11, 2022
  • John C
    1 contribution
    Delghtful afternoon at Beech Court Gardens
    Under new ownership, Beech Court Gardens in Challock , Kent is an enchanted place with lovely walks through the grounds and woods. The cafe serves good lunches and excellent cakes. Thoroughly recomended!
    Written September 2, 2022
  • Nicholas F
    Faversham, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Rural delight
    New owners opened up the gardens as part of the National Garden Scheme. Small charge in aid of the local church - who were providing the refreshments. Delighted to once again visit such a tranquil and interesting garden. Hope there will be more opportunities in the future to visit.
    Written June 13, 2022
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Hanz H
12 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Love this place - a fantastic day out for the family. Really lovely walk around the curated but unstuffy gardens and super cute tearooms. The kids love the alpacas, goats and hens (perhaps the owners should get even more animals?). Can't wait for it to re-open to the public after Covid.
Written July 25, 2021
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Jenny P
Canterbury, Kent52 contributions
Aug 2022
The new owners of Beech Court are worthy guardians of this beautiful place and have enthusiastically picked up where the previous owners left off and continue to welcome visitors to the gardens and tea rooms.

They offer a simple choice of tasty homemade and well prepared light lunches with cheerful and friendly service. There is space to sit inside and out; accessibility is good in both cases which has allowed my frail 95 year old father a weekly visit there for lunch all through the summer, an outing he always enjoys and keenly anticipates. We'll be sorry to see it close for the winter and look forward to returning next year.
Written September 25, 2022
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Freya
London, UK12 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
I visited Beech Court Gardens for the first time today, and was very impressed throughout my walk across its grounds. Despite the unfortunate (and uncontrollable) heavy rain, the garden was a pleasure to see and relaxing to be in. I finished my visit with a trip to their tea rooms- lovely food and lovely people. Will definitely go again!
Written July 11, 2012
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Biek_12
The Hague, The Netherlands3 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
Today we made a visit to beech court garden en we enjoyed it very much! The friendly welcome
was so nice. A beautiful collection of trees with all the different colours was a treat to see and also a very beautiful rose garden, the smells were excellent. Nice tearoom , I recommend the coffee and walnut cake.When I'm in the area again I surely come back.! Bianca and Rob from the Netherlands
Written July 4, 2012
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Ally W
Kent9 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
What a wonderfully quirky English garden! We had a lovely day out looking all of the wildlife in the beautiful gardens, and finished everything off nicely with tea in the Oast House. I would highly recommend a trip to anyone.
Written July 4, 2012
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thank you for your kind remarks
Written December 3, 2016
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Fiona E
Faversham4 contributions
Mar 2012 • Friends
I've been a regular visitor to Beech Court for over ten years and for me whatever the season it offers something special and unique. The combination of both natural and landscaped gardens, the birdsong, the home cooked food and the warm welcome, make this for me the best garden experience in Kent. I would thoroughly recommend a visit but suggest you buy a season ticket as they're such good value and I'm sure you'll be heading back again!
Written March 22, 2012
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lesley1943
Canterbury, UK2 contributions
May 2011 • Friends
Although only a small garden it is well worth a visit especially in spring for the rhodedenrons and in autumn for the acers.It is ideal for my aunt who at 90 cannot walk to far without a rest as there are sitting places at intervals for her to take a break and enjoy the view. A cup of tea and a piece of cake is welcome at the end of our walk and all the staff are very welcoming.
Written February 18, 2012
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The_Bullfrog
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My wife and I visited this garden in mid-march and we were both thoroughly disappointed. We had assumed that this would be a formal garden but it proved to be nothing more than the average middle-class back garden, albeit writ large. There are no formal paths or trackways and the soil drainage is poor so one must expect damage to one's footwear due to the over-abundance of mud. For the same reasons, footing is very slippery and treacherous and the garden should not be considered accessible to those in a wheelchair, or with small children, on days following rainy weather. Should one be inclined to visit such a garden one might well gain much more enjoyment from visiting some of the local Kent woodlands. After fifteen minutes we felt that we had experienced everything this dismal little garden had to offer. We then spent ten minutes cleaning our footwear before retiring to the tea room which offered a lack-lustre environment and overly inflated prices. Clearly we are unable to comment on the garden at other times of the year but given the incredibly poor showing this time around we will not be returning for a second time.
Written March 18, 2012
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in my published reply lack lustre should have been in inverted commons eg "lack lustre" I would be grateful if you would alter this otherwise it appears that I agree with the reviewer. Many thanks Vyvyan Harmsworth
Written March 29, 2012
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Joan P
Biddenden, UK1 contribution
Aug 2011 • Solo
I am a regular visitor to Beech Court Gardens and am looking forward to it opening again this Spring. The gardens surround a 15th century farmhouse which overlooks a beautiful pond, bordered by colourful trees and bushes, including azalias, rhododendrons, viburnums, roses etc. The well-kept lawns are surrounded by lovely mature trees and plants, and the aroma of roses and orange blossom give a feeling of calm and tranquility,
There is always a friendly welcome in the Tea Rooms where tea, coffee, home-made scones and cakes are available.
Visiting Beech Court Gardens is a most enjoyable event, which I strongly recommend.
E.M.W.
Written March 9, 2012
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Caroline5555
Tunbridge Wells10 contributions
Aug 2011 • Solo
I visited the gardens last summer to see the colourful hydrangeas and was also impressed by the beautiful mature trees which surround the gardens.

After walking round the peaceful gardens which were full of bird song, I enjoyed a delicious cream tea on the tea room terrace overlooking the pretty water garden.

I appreciated the warm welcome from the owners and will be returning for see the rhododendrons and azaleas in spring.

Well worth a visit if you are in Kent.
Written February 13, 2012
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