Published: 06:00, 26 March 2021
| Updated: 09:49, 26 March 2021
As lockdown restrictions loosen and we can meet in a rule of six outdoors, more gardens are also opening across the county.
If you're looking for somewhere to meet a friend for the first time in months, here's the latest reopening news for gardens in Kent.
Penshurst Place Gardens, near Tonbridge
The 14th century manor house will remain closed but the 48 acres of grounds and 11 acres of formal Grade I listed gardens will reopen to visitors again on Saturday, March 27.
There is a play area and woodland area, as well as gardens the team have been carefully tending during the winter. The online booking system is back up and running, so you can pre-book your visiting slot in advance.
To book go to penshurstplace.com
Groombridge Place, Tunbridge Wells
The immaculate walled gardens at the Tunbridge Wells manor house reopen on Monday, March 29. Young visitors can enjoy the adventure forest and Crusoe’s World play area as well as the rope bridges and walkways with a new slide and wooden ship. Step further into the forest and you can see the giant tree and nest swings. There will be Punch & Judy performances during the Easter holidays on selected dates. Birds of prey displays will not resume until April 12. You’ll need to book a time to visit in advance via groombridgeplace.com
Hole Park, Rolvenden
The 16-acre gardens and 10 acres of woodland in Rolvenden will reopen to visitors from Thursday, April 1, between 11am and 6pm daily. There will be a new online booking system so visitor numbers can be controlled. Find out more at holepark.com
Lullingstone Castle and the World Garden, near Eynsford
The garden and grounds reopen for the season in time for the Easter weekend, on Easter Saturday, April 3, when there will be activities for families until Easter Monday, April 5. The garden reopens for the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday, June 20, and also every Friday to Sunday through to October 31, and bank holidays. Find out more at lullingstonecastle.co.uk
Riverhill Himalayan Gardens
The Sevenoaks site with its space to explore and gardens to admire reopened earlier this month. For more on visiting go to riverhillgardens.co.uk
Great Comp Garden, Borough Green
The garden was one of the first in the county to reopen for the season. To find out more about visiting click here.