Beech Court Gardens
The gardens are 9 acres in size designed using the natural contours of the land. They host a much admired selection of trees including Acers, Firs and Pines. It is home of the tallest Eucryphia in Kent and a Kalopanax. The acid soil is ideal for the spring showing of Rhododendrons and Azaleas and later in the year they are replaced by a fine collection of red, white and blue Hydrangeas. A walk of rambling roses and interesting herbaceous borders are very much part of the gardens.
The gardens are known for their tranquility and relaxed atmosphere which is appreciated by the visitors. The owners encourage wild life and the garden is home to barn and tawny owls with a pair of little owls nesting near the entrance. A bird box camera shows in the tea rooms.
The Tea Rooms situated in the old Oast house offer light lunches and delicious teas with homemade scones and cakes.
Groups and private parties are welcome and tours with Rachael Dodd, the Head Gardener who trained at Cambridge and Edinburgh botanical gardens can be arranged. Coaches are welcome provided they are booked in advance.