A lovely sunny day, a bit cool in the shade, makes for a perfect stroll around Walmer Castle Gardens. This is one of our most favourite places to visit, because it has something to offer in every season. Not only is it a historic site, coastal artillery fort built by Henry VIII, it also has stunning gardens such as the Broadwalk Garden with it’s “cloud yew hedge” and herbaceous borders. A Kitchen Garden with fruits and vegetables as well as flowers, this garden has supplied the castle with produce for nearly 300 years. There is also the queen Mother’s Garden with a water feature.  You can also walk around the moat garden, and then wander off into the grassed open area amongst the huge woodland trees, where there are picnic tables and lots of space for the whole family to enjoy the day.

Broadwalk Garden Kitchen Garden Kitchen Garden Tulips in the Kitchen Garden
Apple Blossoms Broadwalk Garden with “cloud yew hedge”. Woodlands walk Queen Mother’s Garden Cream Tea with Rhubarb and Ginger Scones served with clotted cream and rhubarb and ginger jam. Yes we had coffee with ours.

Walmer Castle and Gardens is a historic property, cared for and managed by English Heritage. Entry is FREE to members, as a member you have unlimited access to over 400 historic places for a whole year. You can join English Heritage for a monthly fee, yearly fee or lifetime fee. Or you can simply pay an entry fee on the day of your visit to any historic site, prices vary for different sites. Check out prices, opening times, etc HERE.


Published by: BSF

Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia to Polish parents, my upbringing was totally influenced by strong family values, Polish culture and customs based on Roman Catholic calendar, as well as the folkloric aspect of dressing up in regional dress and performing in Polish Folk Dancing, as well as the consumption of many home cooked Polish meals. Today, I live with my English husband in the UK, and I am a mother of two (all grown now) and grandma to one (granddaughter 6yrs). I love to travel, walk, take photos, blog, cook and spend time with my family in Australia (when I get the chance). I have a huge interest in natural medicine, which lead me to study at university in my 40's. I love exploring what this life is about, which has included reading motivational, spiritual and self-empowerment books and attending self-empowerment courses.

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