Gardens (UK)

Walmer Castle

The award-winning gardens at Walmer Castle, near Deal, includes a Broadwalk that was inspired by Gertrude Jekyll and has an impressive undulating cloud yew hedge. There’s also the Queen Mothers Garden, a newly-opened Glen, a moat and a planted former chalk quarry (accessible for the first time in over 100 years). You can also find a glasshouse, a great productive garden, including a cutting garden and collection of heritage tulips. The flat Kent coastline that surrounds the castle is frequently blasted by salty winds from the English Channel but the garden is protected by the castle and garden walls so plants flourish here.

Originally a Tudor fortress, Walmer Castle evolved into a stately-home for the Lords Warden of the Cinque Ports, and became the residence of famous names from the Duke of Wellington to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. “

Below: Growing wild on the coastline surrounding the Castle.