Make Kent Your Garden

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Kent is renowned as the Garden of England and we want you to make it your own. Select the icons to refine the content and find information to suit your needs more quickly.

Visiting Our Garden

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Your Garden Party

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Explore Our Garden

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Old Forge Wartime House

Step back in time and experience life on the Home Front during World War 2, see how families lived and worked throughout the war years. Meet the ARP Warden, Ministry of Food and Ladies from the WI. Learn about rationing, evacuation and experience sitting in an Anderson Shelter with bombs falling. See the house come alive as experienced re-enactors take you back to how life was during World War 2.

Schools catered for with the addition of workshops from £5 per child (adults free).


  • Credit cards accepted
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours